Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Autumn Leaves Are Mother Nature's Miracle

The joys of watching the Autumn leaves change color is Mother Nature’s way of showing us her creativity. A photograph, a painting, a television show all try to capture the beauty of Fall Color. The best way to see Autumn color is to view it in person, up close. I was fortunate to be able to take a vacation to Boston, Maine, St. Jon and Halifax two weeks ago. Having been born in New Jersey and having spent the last thirty years in Florida, I miss the seasons.
Maples are my favorite. There is such vivid diversity of the reds, yellows and orange, with a small spattering of green sometimes mixed in. Sometimes one side of the tree will change color first. Maple trees are native on the east coast of the Americas from Canada to the Florida Keyes. In Florida, if we have a few weeks of cool weather in January and February, we may see some slight color change, but nothing like up north.
I wish you all a wonderful autumn season.