Welcome-back tribute to glorious Autumn in word and image
COFFEE WITH WARREN, with Warren Harbeck
“Autumn,” exclaims Bragg Creek writer Lee-ann Harder, “of all the seasons in a year you are still my most preferred.”
Cochrane folks have come to know Lee-ann through the visually engaging “Spring is in the Air” art shows she’s mounted here in recent years. But her aesthetic passions aren’t limited to canvas. Our nature and life-inspired coffee companion has taken up the pen, too.
In fact, she’s allowing me to celebrate this first week of autumn by quoting her yet-unpublished tribute to the season.
First, however, let me share some of the delights my wife and I ourselves, cameras in hand, experienced in its opening acts.
The weekend began for us with a starburst of reds and gilded chartreuse on the Cotoneaster hedge bordering our lawn.
Saturday afternoon we drove up to Exshaw, from where we had an awesome view of Heart Mountain decked out in cheerful yellow Aspens.
Then on Sunday we just couldn’t resist a photo of the treasure chest of golden Double Flowering Plumb bushes beneath the bell tower at St. Mary’s Church in Cochrane.
Which brings me back to Lee-ann’s poem, “Autumn”:
Yes, Lee-ann, I too think autumn is “my most preferred” season. Thanks for sharing the joy with us.
© 2014 Warren Harbeck