Burning Leaves

Just once, every fall, I love to rake the dried leaves into a pile and light the match to watch it burn. Oh, the smell of burning leaves.

I feel the warmth of the sun, the fire, the brisk autumn air.

As I tend the fire I let my imagination run free with possibilities.


Deborah Lean.

  • http://www.austinbriggs.com Austin Briggs

    A beautiful piece! Love the atmosphere it creates.

    • Deborah Lean

      The subject reminded me of when I lived on a farm and raked the leaves, the smell of the country, and the apples ripe on the tree. Thanks for that.

  • David Seguin

    Oh, I miss that smell!

    • Deborah Lean

      I agree, can’t burn without a permit. A simple pleasure now denied.

  • Louie Winslow

    You have done described the Autumnal feelings in just fifty-five words. Well done, the scent of burning leaves drifts off the page.
    Louie Winslow

    • Deborah Lean

      Sometimes I’ll be driving and smell wood burning and I have to slow down and breathe deep. Love that smell.

  • Grace Black

    I could smell the leaves. Beautifuly done.

    • Deborah Lean

      As I see the rain come down and we enter a rainy spell, there will be no more burning leaves. A shame.

  • a. partridge

    Love how this captures the feel and scent of autumn, and how your mind is freed while tending the fire.