The Winds Of Change

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Subtlety the cool breeze washes through my Appalachian Mountains. In my mind’s eyes I see the wind pass through the sunset picking up the colors and depositing them across forest. The sugar maples are given the the golden tones along with the beech and hickory. Red maples are blessed with a crimson as is the sourwood and red oaks. The white oaks are bestowed the pigment of flames and they’re clothed in both reds and orange. Relatively small and scrubby sumac takes the velvety blood red and silky dogwoods are painted dark purple. Immortal conifers retain the lush green and the holly is dotted with red berries.

The Appalachian Fall is like living in the prism as the forest explodes in chromatic glory! All around me a new color reveals itself and some in multiple tones. It’s the last party before nature sleeps and renews herself. An we should enjoy the celebration with her.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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October’s Smile

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The cool October breeze flows across the spillway at Battle Run. Illuminated by the sun, the airborn seed of wild lettuce, cattails and milkweed pass through resembling stars in broad daylight. I close my eyes and listen to breeze as it whispers stories of the landscape it touches. Across the field near the pine trees a pair of blue jays patrol their domain squawking a warning to those who wander too close to their sacred territory. The wind speaks of the horse that raced the front across the open pasture and nearly won the race. Then the breeze invites me to follow along as it shakes the remanent wildflowers to strengthen their stems. As we approach the the thin patch of wildflowers the wind playfully tosses my cap into the field causing me to rush in after it. The hat came to rest at the base of a small cluster of Spanish Needles which I wouldn’t have noticed had the breeze not brought me there. After securing my favorite topper I knelt down for a closer look at God’s creation. The plant was a simple Spanish Needles bloom. What some might call a common weed. But God made nothing without a purpose. Even though we may not recognize the functions that any part of creation serves it’s not a wasted effort by God. Even if that purpose is to grow in a windy field and represent a smile from the creator himself it’s a noble purpose.

And tonight friends, let me pass this smile to you as well and pray that you are blessed throughout your days.

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The First Fall Leaves Bring Childhood Memories

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The gentle days of Fall see the first of the change. In my part of the Appalachian Mountains we’ll see peak color in about two or three weeks. In a good color year the forest looks as though the mountains were painted to match the sunset. Brilliant leaves fill the streams in a parade of reds,yellows and golds. Among the first to turn are the dogwoods. Almost overnight the lush green leaves turn to velvety red. Small biscuits form on the twigs in promises of a beautiful Spring day when the sleeping forest will burst into bloom. I’ll be watching these buds all winter and waiting for signs of renewal.

Fall tends to bring out the kid in me which isn’t really all that hard. I look at leaves floating in the creek and I’m instantly taken back to carefree days when my brother and I hike down to the creek and race the leaves in the eddies like little boats. A stack of pebbles on the banks served as cannon balls on days that our leaf boats were manned by pirate hunters. We always found a treasure after sinking the leaves. Sometimes broken glass worn smooth by the current served as gemstones and the native painted sandstone pebbles made for good coinage. A few other things that make Fall a great time of to be I kid in mountains is the huge pile of leaves. Those were the days when Evil Knievel was at the highlight of his career. Young boys, bicycles and a pile of leaves and we had the best stunt show on the farm We raced down the dirt road and used an exposed root for a ramp and landed in the leaves bike and all. Even now as I focus my lens on the scarlet Dogwood leaves I have the urge to find a rake and pile as many as I can and with one giant leap land deep into my childhood.

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December’s Last Light

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Slowly the shadows emerge earlier and stay longer. In just three days the night will linger longer than any other day this year. And yet as I pulled into my driveway I saw saw it. The last colorful leaves on my property. Several years ago I made the decision to allow nature to be in charge of the erosion control along the banks of the creek in front of my house. As a result, nature gifted me with an apple tree. I’m not sure yet what variety of apple it will turn out to be but it’s definitely an apple. In the very top of the tree the bright red leaves caught the last rays of the the sleepy sun as it faded behind the mountain. As I admired the crimson glow in the growing shadows it reminded me of a candle in a window standing against the darkness.

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Red Oak And Blue Sky

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Salmon Run Road is all but abandoned this time of year. There was one person out walking for his health and a few boaters were much farther down the road but that’s far less than summer. I went to see the empty lake bottom and some of the abandoned foundations of the flooded civilization that used to be there. The barren landscape would be a great analog to Mars in some places. ( Photos to be posted at a later time)

On the way back out I spotted the Red Oak clinging tightly to its last few clumps of leaves. The red in contrast with the blue sky was a very soothing sight after the dry lake bed. I rolled down the window and soaked in the cool breeze and fresh air. Small buntings hop about through the denser twigs. Only the rattle of dry leaves gives away their presence as they hunt. A sudden gust of wind sweeps through the leaves on the ground get up and dance before coming to rest in the duff of the forest floor. For a few minutes I forgot that I was stopped in the middle of a public road until another truck was coming in sight from the other direction and it was time to move on.

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