Plum weather

- Today it's plum weather!
said miss Fernsbury smilingly
with the tip of her nose
towards the sky.
Though thoughts more likely
at this time of the year
were drawn to mushrooms and yellow leaves
and cozy evenings at home,
she stayed on her doorstep,
with her lap full of plums,
yellow, red, blue,
letting the sun paint freckles
on the tip of her nose.