The colors are beautiful and just beginning to show around here. The sun was really too bright to get a good photograph on Sunday when I saw this tree gracefully hanging over the Sugar River. I couldn't help but ask David to stop so that I could run down the side of the road and try to get a photo of it.
It seems early; but my mother-in-law told me last year that the "swamp maples" turn before the other trees and August is not too early for that to happen. Last year was not such a great year for color in my opinion. I have seen it much prettier up here. It has been so dry up here as it has been in most, if not all, of the country. I'm not sure how that will affect the fall colors. We will see.
I am a bit ambivalent about seeing the color already this year. It has been a great summer even if it has been hot and humid. We have gotten to do a lot of fun things and enjoyed being outdoors a lot this year. As much as I like the cooler weather and all things "fall", I am reluctant to let summer go right now. I think I will just continue to photograph the beautiful color and appreciate God's artistry when I see it.
Have a beautiful day, friends....
Time for work!