Autumn in the South a Poem by Trish Hubschman

Autumn in the South a Poem by Trish Hubschman

*Reader’s Note*

This poem was originally published in The Avocet Nature Magazine.


Autumn in the South


The mornings are dark and cold.

I just want to pull the covers up to my neck.

But the dog wants to go out.

I take him out,

Then have my coffee,

And prepare for the day.

The sun soon comes out.

Still cool, but not cold, out there.

It will warm up around noon.

And it does.

Sometimes it feels like we can go in the pool.

But don’t.

The calendar says it’s October.

It’s  Autumn,

Even in the South,

The leaves change colors and are falling off the trees.

It’s such perfect weather here.

Oh, I forgot,

The other day,

There was a flash thunderstorm.

Sounded like pebbles hitting the house.

There was a downpour of rain and lightning.

Didn’t last long,

Then the sun came out again

And no sign a storm hit only moments ago.


By Trish Hubschman

Lancaster, SC





Gayle’s Tales: Tracy Gayle Mysteries

by Trish Hubschman

Copyright December 23, 2022

The book is for sale from Smashwords (e-book only) and from Amazon in e-book ($3.99), paperback ($8.50), and hardcover ($16.50).

175 pages in print.


Full details of this book and Trish’s four Tracy Gayle mystery novels are on her website here.





Gayle’s Tales is a collection of Tracy Gayle mystery short stories.


Everyone’s favorite couple, Tracy and Danny, are still going strong, romantically and professionally, rocking and rolling and solving crimes.


Tracy has to locate missing persons who vanished decades earlier.


She gets tangled in murder investigations she hadn’t anticipated.


She digs into a coal mining town that’s been uninhabited for 40 years and discovers secrets and skeletons.


In the end, she brings long–lost family members and friends back into each other’s arms and lives.


Through all this, she and Danny are planning their wedding extravaganza at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.


Tracy narrates her own adventures in these tales, as she does in the books.




  1. Trish Hubschman Reply
    November 15, 2023

    I wrote this poem the first week we got to our new home in South Carolina. That was 2 weeks before daylight savings time. We’ve had some totally glorious warm days and, like today, gloomy with no sun. But it’s not what we’re used to for Nov 15th.

    1. That’s nice Trish. Don’t be fooled, it can get chilly too. I’m glad you’re enjoying it so far.

  2. Trish Hubschman Reply
    November 15, 2023

    One month has passed and we’re settling in nicely. This is home. I’m so happy. Kevin has rearranged the furniture in all the rooms to make everything perfect. I’m chatting with a neighbor on messenger.

  3. Hi, that’s nice.

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