Sunday, October 12, 2008

Beach Leaves

The leaves are changing, well into their last glorious display before we are left with the tracery of bare branches. That is a sure sign that winter will be here soon. We associate certain colors with autumn. I found that same autumnal palette in an unlikely place: a shrub growing on the sand dunes edging a beach on Florida's gulf coast. I love the curved edges and the way that the veins are the last part of the leaf to lose their grip on the green. Sun shining through leaves, making a stained glass show worthy of any cathedral. One more small miracle for which we can be thankful.