Saturday, October 23, 2010
Ahhh my favorite time of year. I love the smell of fall, the riot of colors, the crisp cool air. I drive around my town and see bluffs by the Meramec river and the trees are amazing. On my drive to work I go though Forest Park and see the changes and it makes my heart sing.
I look forward to winter too. I love the contrast of the blue sky and bare branches, the green of the pines with snow on them. There is nothing better than a fire in the fireplace and soup on the stove.
I am a nut about 4 seasons with deciduous trees, have to have those deciduous trees. I think the most beautiful scenery involves trees Oaks, Maples, River Birch, Hickory. I grew up in a town that had 100 year old trees. Large and stately, offering cool shade in the summer and colors like mad in fall and spring. You could stand under them during a driving rain and only feel a couple of drops, climb them and dream away the summer nights.
I am getting ready to bundle up and sit outside and stare at trees. See ya.