I always love this time of year!
Maybe it’s because I grew up in southern California where there weren’t many trees and they didn’t really look all that cool when they changed, but the Fall in NC always blows me away!
My favorite thing about it is that the leaves aren’t actually becoming another color; the beautiful reds and yellows are actually there all year-round, but green chlorophyll covers the beautiful diversity. It is literally in their dying season when the leaves show their ‘true colors’.
It always brings to my mind the words of Jesus in John 12:24-25
Truly, truly, I say to you,(AD) unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. (AE) Whoever loves his life loses it, and(AF) whoever(AG) hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
It seems God designed everything — even us — to be most beautiful when we think we’re losing our grip on the tree of life… God did everything so intensely!
Anyways, here is my favorite Fall picture so far this year:
And since I haven’t had much time to get out and photograph the Fall this year, here are two of my favorites from this time last year:
Here’s a post I wrote at this time last year that is still just as applicable today…
Where have you seen the prettiest Fall colors?