While summer is my favorite season, there are things to enjoy about each season. There’s something breathtaking about the change that leaves go through, turning from the vast array of greens to a large variety of colors. It amazes me that they can be that simple green for so long and then change colors for just a few weeks at most before all the leaves drop. This year it seemed like it was very late in the season when I really started to see a change in colors, about a month ago I saw a couple of trees changed, but it was only this past week that the color explosion happened.
I can remember as a child traveling in the Northeast USA during the autumn, partly because of wanting to see the colors change. The past few years have been very interesting with regard to the season change because it hasn’t always gone as it’s expected to. Last September I remember starting the month with sweaters, and we’ve worn them already this year, but just yesterday I was in sandals and short sleeves. So while the beauty of autumn leaves was finally before me, the weather had changed yet again to be warmer. Today we’re back to the cooler weather, and it looks like that may be the way it stays for the rest of the season.
Today I’m thankful that the leaves did change colors, that some things are predictable, and that even though the temperature may be warm and the date may be late the trees are displaying their autumn beauty. Each of the seasons brings a little blessing with it, so that even if it’s not a favorite season there’s still something to look forward to. What do you love most about autumn?