Autumn is such a glorious time of year. The above photo was taken this past weekend when we were out exploring the northwest corner of Guilford County. You can always count on maple trees to give you a cheerful burst of color. Usually, we take photos to document the people and places of Greensboro. Today's photo was meant to evoke mood, the way a beautiful day with sunshine and blue skies can make you feel. From the bright white garage door on the building in the background, to the almost black bark on the maple tree to all of the color popping off the page, the photo captures the feel of a beautiful day in Greensboro.
Take a few extra walks this week and weekend. It seems like we wait forever for fall color in the trees and with one heavy rain or strong wind, the leaves let go. Before we know it, they will be gone for the season. Yesterday, we saw a group of high school students out collecting leaves and one of the boys even knew how to put a small leaf between his thumbs and make a loud, whistling sound. How special to see teenagers enjoying nature. Naturalistic intelligence is now considered one of the multiple intelligences; a tool for identifying talents in children.* Consider heading to one of Greensboro's parks this weekend to notice the beauty of the world around them.
*Read more, here.