Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Beauty of Moss

A special friend, Dianne, came for tea in the library this fine morning. I'm glad you joined us as well. We relaxed in the maroon upholstered chairs and enjoyed the colorful shades of autumn from the window and talked about her unusual sighting of the blue jay in her yard. Blue jays are supposed to stay east of the Rockies, but one came to Marcola for a visit and caused excitement for the local bird lovers.

With the dried leaves off the red chestnut tree, the dreadful moss became exposed. Dianne, with her artistic eye, exclaimed how the moss made a beautiful picture. I captured the scene for you and now I must agree with her observation. Another picture to frame.

Yesterday, the star magnolia tree wore a green dress. As I looked out the library window today, that same tree displayed half light yellow and half lime-green colors. “What a difference a day makes”. In another week, this tree will become bare except for the fuzzy pussies which announce the promise of future spring flowers.

European hornbeam trees line both sides of our long, narrow driveway. The neighbors say people stop and take pictures of the eye-catching scene, especially in the fall. Now the leaves are golden yellow and are so beautiful to see with half the leaves covering the ground and the driveway. The only feature that would make these trees more desirable is if they flowered in the spring.
If you can't eat all your chocolate, it will keep in the freezer. But if you can't eat all your chocolate, what's wrong with you?”

Enjoy your day and your chocolate.

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