I have always loved the changing of the leaves in the Fall. Every year I tell myself that I will find a day or two when I can just venture out and soak all the colors in; but, every year something comes up and by the time I finally find time to get out to see the colors most of the leaves have already fallen. One of these years I hope to visit New England in the Fall with the sole purpose of soaking in the beauty of the changing leaves.
This year is no different than past years. While the hope remains that I will get out to see the colors; I realize looking at my schedule that I am likely to miss yet another year. Thankfully, the universe has a way of smiling upon me. This morning while flying into and out of Minneapolis I was able to take in the beginning of the changing colors. The green landscape peppered with gold and occasional spots of orange and red was truly breathtaking. It filled me up with a happiness that one can only feel when they realize the perfection in nature’s beauty.
I will return back through Minneapolis on Friday morning. I am hopeful that my return flight will provide the same conditions that allow me to enjoy the clear view of the Minneapolis foliage. It will be interesting to see what the color mix is by then…nature’s landscape changes somewhat rapidly this time of year.
I am thankful that I was able to soak in the colors today and revel in the beauty that the Fall offers. The beauty in the changing seasons is one of the things that I really like about living in the Midwest (as opposed to California). They say you should take the time to stop and smell the roses as a reminder to appreciate the things around you in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. That is what I did today as I enjoyed the colored Minnesota landscape – and it was, in a word – refreshing.
Day eight hundred and twenty-one of the new forty – obla di obla da