Autumn Beauty

100_3565100_3569I have never been one to “get into” poetry. I have read my fair share, however, since I was an English major in college.

I always did like the Haiku poem, though. It’s short, sweet and succinct. Five syllables on the first line, seven on the second and five on the third.


On a whim, I composed my own Haiku about Smoky Mountain Leaf Works.

The autumn leaves fall

And prepare for new life as

Colorful leaf art

Not too bad, if I do say so myself. These photos were taken in fall 2012 and are so inspiring to me. You can see some leaf art crafted from some of these amazing leaves (and others!) at


About Cindy A. Johnson

I live in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. I love to read, work in my flower and vegetable gardens, feed and watch the birds in the yard, sit on the front porch looking at the mountains and go camping. I also like to watch wildlife, including my cats and dog (ha!). I write online articles on a variety of subjects. Check out my book reviews at:, wonderful nature stuff at and assorted articles on interesting stuff at My first ebook was published in January 2012: "Alphamania: An Alphabet Resource for Teachers and Parents." Check out the blog at
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