Looking back at fall...

The environment changes into a riot of color as the season changes from the warmth of summer to the cool crispness of fall. Fiery oranges, dazzling yellows, and deep reds now decorate trees that were once lush and green. As far as the eye can see, a tapestry of color is created by the leaves as they glisten in the sunlight. Each tree appears to be competing with its neighbors to provide on the most spectacular show of the outdoors' splendor.

The leaves start to weaken their hold on the branches as the days get shorter and the temperature drops, eventually dropping to the ground. The ground is covered in a thick layer of crunching, crackling leaves. A gentle and muted palette is created by the interplay of the leaf hues, which seems to perfectly capture the spirit of the season.

Fall has a certain quality that uplifts the spirit and serves as a reminder of life's beauty and fleeting nature. It is a period of change and transformation as the environment around us prepares for the upcoming long winter by shedding its old skin. It is a period of introspection, letting go, and discovering beauty in life's ephemeral moments.

The world around us becomes more tranquil and quiet as the leaves keep falling. Nature appears to hibernate in preparation of the approaching spring as the vivid hues of the fall gradually give way to the bleakness of winter. However, the beauty of fall is all about us right now, reminding us of the strength and wonder of nature as well as the never-ending cycle of life and death.