We enjoyed a warm Fall, but now the cold air is moving in and what had escaped the earlier cool nights is now getting frosted. I went out today to see what had survived and found the last rose of summer still bright red for one last day. Some of the others around it were wilting from the frost we had last night.
Frosty air arrives
Last rose of summer still smiles
Tomorrow she’ll die
Leaves shiver // aged overnight
Winter’s knocking on the door
Photos: Dwight L. Roth