Falling in Love With Color
It has been the most beautiful fall. I once read an article on what is needed for a great display of fall colors. A systematic chain of events occurs to help nature show off its diversity and reaction to change.
We, as mere mortals... for the most part, have no control over the events needed to give us this reminder of how glorious our world is.
I am sure the going green people would throw in some things we can do to help protect our trees.
I am sure some scientists who believe we will control weather at some point could offer their suggestions as well.
But for the most part, we are more watchers than does when it comes to this celebration.
If a couple more days, we will get to see a different display of style and color.
More masculine perhaps…we get to see the strong structure of trees without the trappings of color. We get more of a black and white view of the nature of trees.
In the last couple weeks, we have added trees to the land that surrounds our home.
This winter, on the surface, it will look like our new trees are not growing. The only visiable movement may be our trees will get blown around.
I hear this is a good thing.
The shaking loosens the soil near them and helps them put down stronger roots. I would guess most people who plant things know all this. When I think about growing things, I remember the steps.
Come spring, our trees' ability to reach new growth levels, will be in part tempored by how deep their roots have gone.
Trees it would seem....have the most innate knowledge of what they need and an understanding of the cycles and seasons.
The more I think about trees, the nature of the world and our nature, it does make me appreciate that God is truly in the details. And as this season of my life moves into the next, I need to remember I am always growing something.
Hopefully, that something is more than just older.