Seeking beauty

tree dressed for winter
As I started down the trail, I wondered where I would find beauty on a rainy day walk in the woods. I didn’t expect the kind of technicolor beauty that would hit me in the eyes, like the vibrant colors of October, putting a smile on my face and a song in my heart. Nothing like that could be seen today, as I shielded my camera inside my rain slicker and trudged down the trail.

But I did find beauty….

In the rich hues of rain-soaked autumn leaves, the bare branches of winter-dressed trees, the hollow husks of blossoms gone to seed, the artistry of water drops in a puddle, and the friendly greetings of people I met along the trail.

Walk in the woods on a rain-soaked autumn afternoon, and you will become aware, as I was, of a hidden beauty that you were blind to during the sunny-blue-sky-days of summer.

So ends our rainy day walk in the woods. I’m glad you visited my corner of Ohio today. Please come back soon.

Sunday scenery

The sights I saw in our neighborhood park on a Sunday afternoon…

Sunshine and a brief glimpse of blue skies greeted me this morning, but they didn’t last long. By the time I made it to the park, the sun was completely hidden by grey, cloudy skies. The wind blew, the leaves danced and whirled through the air, but it didn’t rain and it wasn’t cold. In fact, the current temperature at 12:30am is 64 degrees Fahrenheit. This has been a very unusual November so far, but I’m not complaining! Thanks for visiting my corner of Ohio today. Come back soon!

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