Sunday, August 18, 2013

Lacy underthings

I noticed, Sunday, that some of the trees are changing into their autumn costumes. Each year, this process is both normal and unique, all at the same time.

Some of the trees are dripping yellow and orange from the tops down. There are trees with a single branch blazing bright against the deep green of late summer.  Others are adding dabs of fiery red here and there. The ones I'm impressed by are the ones with little, lacy underthings showing. Along the underside of their branches, peeking out from gorgeous green skirts, are little bits of golden lace, like petticoats.

As nature changes costumes, there is always a show to see. It may be subtle, like the dyeing of summer to harvest gold, or the ever-changing veil of frost fog in the winter. It also can be dramatic and showy like the pastel bloom of spring or the painting of Autumn's leaves. Nature is always giving us beautiful sights and amazing stories; we just have to look.

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