dressed in muted tones
prepares for the earth's slumber
Harmoniously hanging seed-pods
gather together like a flock of birds to keep warm.
to harmonize their twirling flight.
Autumn leaves have surrendered
to the snow and ice
creating beauty in the process.
Icy sculptures form along the branches
and the wind creates little plant people
rushing to an unknown destination.
The birds will soon be happy
with these red beauties
as the earth is gradually covered in a blanket of falling snow.