“How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.”
[John Burroughs]

Even though fall heralds the earth’s withering of the year’s growth, the colored leaves and panoramic beauty of the landscapes fill me with hope. Saying goodbye is never as hard knowing that the play had a splendid last scene.
“We must look closely, focus intently on the subjects of our attention” the editors of Each Day a New Beginning tell us. “Within these subjects is the explanation of life’s mysteries. To observe anything closely means we must pull it aside with our minds…. We must let the richness of the object, the person, the event, wash over us and savor its memory.”

We are all blessed to experience the beauty of the fall and Mother Nature’s magnificent artistry.
May this bring us all hope.