Thursday, October 6, 2011

Autumn in SW Michigan... beginning to show some color.  The cool nights with the warm days, highs in the upper 70's, have begun to turn the trees in our neighborhood to bright yellows, orange and red.  They are so pretty to look out when the morning sun is shining on them as I drink my coffee.  It's a great way to start the day with the splash of color making everything seem brighter.  Even my mood.  Makes me want to get up and move much faster than when it is gray, cold and rainy. 

Days like this make me realize just how lucky we are to see the different seasons that Michigan offers its residents.  Some people prefer a much warmer climate year round and that's fine for them, but I wouldn't want to miss out on the autumn colors that GOD has taken his paint brush to and created a brilliant masterpiece to look at.

Before I know it, the winter season with it's cold wind and biting temperatures plus the icy and snowy roads will be here.  Then what will I do.  Even though I would like to be like the robin in the poem and hide my head under something, I will be forced to deal with it.  And I will in my own way.  Yet I wouldn't want to miss the beauty that winter offers us either......the sparkling snow fresh fallen while the moon shines and makes it glisten. 

Then spring will return with the rainy season and still cold temperatures but I know that the warmth and sun and wonderful smells won't be far behind!