I have always dreamed of living in a place that experiences all four seasons in their full glory, and now I do. And, while settling in over the last couple of months as fall has been approaching, I haven't paid much attention to the trees lining the streets until about two weeks ago on my way home when, suddenly I was struck with the intensity of the giant leaf balls that towered over my car as I drove through my neighborhood. Their rich color and bold brilliance stopped me (I stopped my car and just stared). It was a sight to behold.
Here is a small glimpse of some of what I saw, but as anyone will tell you who is fortunate to live in such a place, when the leaves are at their peaks, pictures can't really do them justice. They're magnificent!
Check out the last picture and notice that, while the trees are not as bold in color yet as the others, in this picture you can actually see the ground. Not true today. Now, the leaves have dropped in massive quantities camouflaging nearly every sidewalk, road and lawn. I have never seen so many fallen leaves in one place! Entire lawns are covered with not a blade of grass showing through. It's amazing! I now see why my boss said it was such a bear taking care of his lawn in the fall!
And yet, get it as I do, right now, I'm kind of loving it. :-)
Happy Fall and the may God richly bless each of you as you prepare in the coming weeks for Thanksgiving!