I feel a sense of sadness as I bid farewell to the gorgeous Asters and Goldenrod that have decorated the trail with their beauty these past few months. Beautiful butterflies catch a lift on the gentle breeze rustling the leaves and soar rapidly above us. Their delicate wings carry them across the sky to feed on the fading wildflowers. I show my beloved husband one of my favorite Forest camouflage artists, an Eastern Comma Butterfly. Wings folded it mimics a dried autumn leaf, as it’s wings open a burst of orange is displayed.
The trails are radiating gold with a canopy of confetti leaves in red yellow bronze and green. Small colorful leaves shimmer in the sunlight as the light breezes free them from the branches to sprinkle downward upon to the trail. Tree sculptures begin to reappear as their once abundant foliage spills softly to the ground. I love the graceful ballet of twisting branches amid the vanishing canopy. The beautiful Autumn Forest is changing quickly.
Love to ALL!