Leaf Of The Day
October 3rd, 2016
"Autumn is the eternal corrective. It is ripeness and color and a time of maturity; but it is also breadth and depth and distance.
What man can stand with autumn on a hilltop and fail to see the span of his world and the meaning of the rolling
hills that reach to the for horizon?
The world was a little bit of this, and a little bit of that, this past weekend! Saturday Alan and I took a short ride to the East Bay, where I did a bit of leaf photography under one of my favorite trees in Cull Canyon, while Sunday was spent watching football on TV with my guy, while the outside showed the first real signs that the earth has finally, finally, turned from treacherous summer, to chilly days, with hints of soft rain! You know, all the things that just make my heart sing! I can't wait for the first baked sweet potato of the year, covered in butter and cinnamon! And in just a couple short weeks we will finally reach our vacation, and with a little luck, we will finally get back to Plumas! I like when life is a little of this, and a little of that!
"Come said the wind to the leaves one day;
Come o're the meadows and we will play,
Put on your dresses scarlet and gold,
For summer is gone
and the days grow old."
~Children's Song 1880