Nov 1, 2008

Leaves Like Fire

The sun broke free from a sea of dreary clouds this afternoon to ignite the colors of some trees near my house. The sudden burst of color seemed more like a conflagration than a group of trees exchanging chlorophylls for carotenoids.

Then the sun returned to its place behind the dense cloud structures, and I trudged on in the cool fall air, only momentarily warmed by the sun's rays and the luminescent foliage.