Thursday, October 31, 2013
Fall in full swing
Well, on Monday My wife Juli asked me to run an errand to the local WalMart to pick up some things. I had spent the past week huddling in the house and I was feeling a little bit better so I grabbed the cart and headed out to the store.
Being October the sun has been setting around 6:30 and it was at the time almost 5. So the sun was low. I took the time to look around at the trees. It is the perfect time to see them this way. The sunlight turns them all into stained glass windows. Now having spent the past 12 years in Colorado I had gotten used to one predominant color for fall, yellow. Seeing a mountain side covered in aspen trees turning is beautiful. However I had forgotten what it was like here in the east.
I spent part of my childhood here and the falls here are what I equate with fall. Well, one block from our apartment is this tall tree that caught my eye. As I said the sun was at just the right angle to light that tree up. It made me stop and smile. Now that tree was exactly what I imagined when I thought of fall. Tall, full of leaves in bright red, orange, yellow and a hint of green. The fact that most of the trees around it are still very green made it stand out. The colors made it burst. If I can remember to bring out my camera at the right time and snap a shot of it before the leaves are all gone I will. But, today it is raining out, which will knock a lot of them off. So I will try again tomorrow, on my birthday. That would be a great present from God.
For now, though, I give you a couple leaves to enjoy here. Take the time to look at the world around you. You may be surprised by what you see.