Autumn Leaves This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

   Have you ever seen a northern Wisconsin autumn? It is abreathtaking sight; the beauty engulfs the senses!

No matter where you arethere are brilliant and beautiful signs of autumn. When driving, the vivid leavesseem to jump out from the trees and bushes. Peer into the forest to see every huefrom red-violet to yellow-green. In the bright blue sky, geese honk merrily ontheir way south. Every once in a while, a wisp of wood smoke from nearby housesfloats by in the crisp, clean air. Dried cornstalks and pumpkins decorateporches. Blue jays peck at the sunflowers in the garden. Over there, an appletree sits at the edge of a field, loaded with fruit. Many others are strewn inthe dried, brown grasses that look like delicate snow on frostymornings.

Taking a walk in the woods is a quite an experience. The red,yellow, orange and brown leaves crunch underfoot, while mushrooms growing out ofthe damp soil smush into gooey lumps. Leaves rain down as the wind howls throughthe trees, making them rustle and creak. Bright red berries accent the alreadycolorful scene. Under the pine trees the ground is a soft blanket of orangeneedles. The air is filled with the zingy scent of evergreens and the fresh smellof decomposing leaves and dirt. The autumn forest is so peaceful and cozy that itis difficult to be anything but happy there. Suddenly a startled ruffed grouse'swings drum the air as it takes flight. This can surprise, and sometimes frighten,a person. However, the forest soon returns to its normal peacefulness.

Seeour colorful and crisp Wisconsin autumn. It is a wonderful escape from thestresses of life. Come, relax and enjoy.

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quinceanera said...
Sept. 23, 2009 at 3:06 pm
you should do one that represents a quinceanera. when a girl transform into a young lady. just like autumn leaves. =D
123abxc said...
Sept. 23, 2009 at 3:04 pm
that's BEAUTIFUL!!!
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