Sunday, 25 September 2011
'You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.' Isaiah 55:12
Quite apart from this being a rather glorious celebration of Nature's paintbox, one that put me in mind of the quote above, I am posting it as an illustration of how autumn seems to be creeping in rather early this year (it was taken on Thursday 15th). The leaves, especially on the more ornamental trees, are already showing a flush of very vibrant colour. I took a photo of this same tree a couple of years ago in October and it was not much more colourful than it is now. It's a joy to see the coral tones against a blue sky, though we have had only one day this week when the sun shone and the sky was blue. Otherwise - wind, heavy rain showers or grey drizzle. When the wind blows, trees really do look as though they're clapping, don't you think?