It's a new day! As I awoke this morning and opened the drapes I looked at my yard, that I had so painstakingly raked, mowed and manicured yesterday, only to find piles of leaves and tree limbs, utter chaos everywhere!! I sat at the kitchen table thinking, "Well, my day is set out for me, I'll start all over again with the rake and the mower." Work, work, work. With aching muscles, I started downstairs with my little dog (who is a Great helper), to get the garbage out and survey the damage further. As I opened the garage door, I was met with this spectactular site! This little tree is in the yard by the front door, and I realized that I had completely missed the beauty of this little tree yesterday as I labored for a tidy yard. I almost missed the unique colors of change, as I worried and dreaded the work involved in the change. Silly isn't it?
So, in my stocking feet on this cool fall day, I grabbed my camera and took pictures of this magnificent site to share with you. Today, I will rake and mow and cut back, all of the natural fall activities of yard work....but I'll do it with a new eye; an eye of anticipation, and admiration for change. An eye for beauty and grace that captures the particular jerky floating movements a leaf makes when it is leaving its branch and falling to the ground. Today is a New Day! I will rejoice and embrace the changes that are to come.