Jonesing for true autumn

Jonesing for true autumn
I grew up in New England
Where the forests come alive
For just a while in October

The leaves turn colours
Lighting mountainsides on fire

And so when autumn brings
Her colours to other places
I am reminded of my onetime home

No matter the beauty of the scene, I think
Well, that’s not so bad for here
It does not satisfy my yearning

Highway 211
Approaching Newspaper Rock National Monument
Utah, United States of America

Taken during travels, 2009

This is a response to Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge. The challenge this week is, Autumn.