Andy Williams sang concerning winter that it is “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, but as for me Autumn is the most beautiful time of the year when the tree foliage changes. Here in northern Indiana where I live and ride it is still too early to view the beautiful Autumn tree foliage. That being said, I received a pleasant surprise today as I turned the corner and saw this …
A single tree has already turned color which makes it really stand out from all the other trees. It caught my eye immediately. God is an awesome Creator. Only He can create such beauty.
Come Autumn I don’t have to look far to see beautiful foliage. This red maple tree is in our front yard and a red oak is nearby. Also burning bushes are always so pretty in Autumn. We have had to remove the two biggest ones we had but we still have a couple of smaller ones.
I don’t like riding thru fallen leaves as they hide the trail and make it a bit dangerous, but I sure enjoy seeing the lovely colors each Fall. All that still lies ahead.
Below is a video I made a few years ago. Unfortunately it isn’t a very good quality video as far as showing the Fall colors. It was a very dreary overcast day so without bright sunshine the colors don’t show up well. Also I was riding holding my cell phone going over a lot of rough ground resulting in a very shaky video.
A few years ago a fellow tadpole rider and myself started removing the fallen leaves off of our favorite trail. We did so for about 3 or 4 years I think before we both gave it up. The city government said that they would take care of it. They have the equipment so it is a lot easier for them than it was for us. They do sometimes and it is appreciated. The problem is they seldom ever do it when I would choose. Like I said, riding on a trail with fallen leaves is dangerous so I like to have them removed. It is all too easy for a front wheel to go off the pavement since the edge can’t be seen. Sometimes there is quite a drop off and may even be an embankment along side of the trail one could find themselves dealing with. The trails I mainly ride are alongside of rivers so that is an added danger should a front tire go off the pavement’s edge. I have not gone into a river yet and I don’t want to. I just want to safely go out riding and take in the beauty of the Lord Jesus’ creation that I may give Him glory for His handiwork. Here is hoping you can also …
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I can truthfully say that “I didn’t know that” … referring to these beautiful colors are always present in the leaves … they are just hidden by the very strong presence of green.