Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Autumn Leaves

The falling leaves drift by the window
The autumn leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sun-burned hands I used to hold

Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I'll hear old winter's song
But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall

Autumn Leaves-Johnny Mercer

We had a frost in Saratoga Tuesday morning and again this morning. The nights are cold, the days are still warm, but we know the days grow shorter and before long even a bright sun will have a hard time pushing the mercury level up.

With seemingly less and less time for anyone to get anything done at all lately and looking to get away from work, screaming headlines, endless Presidential election chatter and general bad news all around, I took a walk on Union Avenue and East Avenue, taking in the sights of the Saratoga Race Course and the Oklahoma Training Track.

With a perfect blue sky and not a cloud in sight the peacefulness was comforting as I took in the sights around me..

The Oklahoma Training Track under a beautiful Sky

The leaves popping more each day, nearing peak

The Saratogian Pink Sheet dated 8/30/08 previewing the Hopeful Stakes, left behind, Pink now faded too yellow

A frayed and faded betting ticket, a non winner now to be recycled with the leaves

The main track backyard area-as things change around us, its timeless simplicity remains

Stock Markets go down, Money is made and lost, Presidents promise, But like Nature, the seasons will surely change, Summer will arrive and Saratoga will be open again.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Just Splendid-enjoyed reading!