Patches of sunlight filtered through the branches of the front yard tree.
The autumn attire, thousands of brilliant yellow leaves, looked almost golden against a perfectly blue sky.
The air was crisp and on the cool side. Leaves crunched under my feet as I made my way to the car.
Such days in this most blessed of seasons make the heart sing.
Slipping behind the wheel, I looked out in front of me. Fallen leaves had piled up in the space at the bottom of the windshield.
I started the car and backed it up out of the driveway.
One solitary leaf clung, shown in the top photo, clung to the windshield and I couldn't help but wonder how long it could hang on.
All the way to the end of the street, the leaf remained, then detached and took off in a gust of wind.
It made me think how human beings, too, can be tenacious.
We hang on sometimes in the worst of circumstances.
Then, there comes a time when we can finally let go.
And then we're free.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT MOTHER NATURE?