Monday, October 29, 2012
The trees are mostly bare as I write this and we are expecting lots of wind from Frankenstorm Sandy over the next few days so I suspect they will be completely bare by the time I get around to posting this.
however, there are a few individual trees around that are in full regalia. There were three maple trees next to the Vermont Meat and Seafood Market where I shopped yesterday. The were all a brilliant orangey red. When I parked my car outside the store, I noticed that there were two Japanese tourists taking pictures. She had a fancy (meaning very high-tech looking) camera and he had a movie camera. She was slowly walking around one of the trees, snapping away all the while. He as sitting on the ground tossing up handfuls of leaves and filming as the fluttered back down. They were still there when I came out of the store, still clicking and filming.
Sometimes it is really a good thing to have a reminder. The awesome beauty is right there next to a store where I shop once a week or so. Others travel half way round the world just to see it.
I stopped at two different pumpkin patches on the way home, just to breathe in the scents of autumn and appreciate the colors in my world.
So there is still plenty of autumnal color if you know where to look.