Spilled Treasures

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My breath condenses in the air and curls upwards as carefully step through bushes. I’m trying not to alarm any wildlife by snapping a twig. I slowly set the ball of my foot on the forest floor with a rolling motion and pay close attention to the sensation of the earth beneath me before settling my heel. My eyes alternate from the forest around me to the ground in front of me. The ground is carpeted in tones of gold, scarlet, maroon and green. The colorful scene laid out before me brings to mind thoughts of a treasure chest that has spilled out and scattered it’s riches across the landscape. All things in this world are temporary. Treasure fades into rust and the wind carries it away to parts unknown. Light dims into a soft glow on the horizon. For a while the forest will sleep under the pale of the moon. But this is only temporary and the colors which fell to the ground and soaked into the earth will be reborn as flowering of Spring.

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Time To Rest

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Steam rises from my morning coffee and curls in thin wisps as I walk along the creek. Several weeks ago I sat out some bird feeders for the first time. I’m hoping to draw in more wildlife to my yard but so far they’ve ignored the feeders. I looked up to see the single yellow poplar leaf drooping into my path. The leaf looks sleepy. Tiny beads of water cling to the leaf and as the Sun is reflected in them and they sparkle like diamond dust. Soon the frost will replace the dew and the tree will sleep until Spring.

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Life In The Shadows

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The daylight hours are fairly short this time of year. Mornings will come late and evenings are early in the shadow of Little Elk Mountain. But as I gaze out of the my dinning room window the sun breaks over the ridge and breathes beauty into the little sweet gum tree that popped up in the middle of a stand of Rose Of Sharon bushes. The bright yellow leaves gave been saving the sunshine all year in expectations of short days. It’s when the days are dark that we have to shine our brightest and be the light for someone else.

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Savoring The Last Days Of Fall Colors

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As I follow the Sunshine sweeping through my yard it lingers on yet another leaf. The little wild crab apple that just popped up on the edge of the creek a few years ago. This one was planted by the hand of God. I only allowed it to stay. Last Spring I was rewarded with a single bloom but in time there will be more. My eyes came to rest on the single tri-colored leaf standing out like a hand presenting a gift. I have noticed that the forest has retained more leaves this year than in the past.

By the end of September I was convinced that this Fall would be dull and brown but the colors have been vibrant and in unexpected combinations. Even a Bradford Pear ( I think it’s a Bradford Pear ) fifty miles away was showing multiple colors on one leaf.

Image Titled “Bi-colored Rosacea Leaf 111019b”.

However, the amount of leaves that are on the ground increases every day. The forest will soon sleep and renew it’s strength for the burst new life in just a few short months. For now though, we have the warm colors of the last few lingering leaves that warm the spirit.

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Lingering Glow

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The light smilies down on my home in the Appalachian Mountains and brings a warm glow to the surrounding forest. There is precious little time for it to impart it’s gift of color before the gray world of winter clears the canvas. One hundred and eightyfoue sunsets are impressed onto the leaves waiting for the big reveal in Fall. The trees cling to their glory for as long as they can until the chilly winds lull them to sleep and sweep away the artwork which soon turns brown and crumbles into dust. But for a few days the warm glow lingers and is given while we walk in the light and warm our own souls under the multitude of little sunsets.

Image Titled “Lingering Glow 2”

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Race For The Light

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The morning sun beckons me to come out and play for a little while. I accept that invitation because there’s still 42 days until the darkness recedes and the days begin to lengthen again. A light jacket is more than enough to fend off the slight chill in the air as I step out into the welcoming glow. The sound of tiny feet scurrying through the dry leaves draws my attention to the hillside just beyond my door. As I search for the source of the noise I see several squirrels bounding up out of the deep leaf litter on the forest floor. As they expload up from the ground the wind picks up the colorful leaves and carries them down into the creek. The floating leaves race past me like tiny rafts. In my wildest imagination I see little elves manning each one in a desperate attempt to be the first crew to guide their “raft” through the rapids.

Image Titled “Downstream Racer”

I can see that the bank of the creek is littered with failed “leaf-rafts” but the little elves are a hardy clan and when they run aground they tirelessly make their way back upstream to try again. I imagine the captain encouraging his crew and saying that nobody fails unless they give up.

Image Titled “Slipping Through”.

It wasn’t long before the elves had secured another leaf and returned with more determination than ever before. As they crested the spot where they were foiled on the last trip the tiny craft dipped and took on water. Several of elves began bailing out the leaf with acorn caps and for the first time ever they broke through the rapid in this spot. The captain rushed to the raft’s bow and peered into the distance to see more rapids ahead!

Image Titled “Ripples In Little Elk Creek 110519”.

Invigorated by their recent victory the elven crew slipped through the rapids like they were born on the water. And just below that last set of rapids they saw their goal. The calm pool where the golden light plays.

Image Titled “The Pool Of The Golden Light “.

As the elves glided their raft into the pool they celebrated with an song as ancient as the hills. As the song ended the purpose of the journey was revealed. Each elf produced a net made from spider web cast it into the light pool. The enchanted nets caught the very light itself and they hauled it up and collected it in a glass jar. Once the jar was full they carried it and the leaf-raft back into the forest and into a hollow log which served as the gateway to their world. The raft would be displayed in the king’s hall of honor and the jar of light would power their world for generations to come.

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Finding A Flame

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The morning sun breaks over the ridge above my home and is greeted by the birds. I noticed light playing outside my window and felt the urge to go out and greet the sun with the birds. I followed the light around my yard as it danced on the water in the creek and lead me to the a little sweet gum tree on the edge of forest. The sun crept through a gap in the still green leaves and lit up the single red and gold leaf on the gum tree. I felt as though God were standing the grinning and telling me “Look at what I did!”

The bicolored leaf stood out and brought to mind the thoughts of candle flame.

I marveled for a moment as I raised my lens and captured the flame that lit my soul.

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