I went outside taking pictures in my parent’s backyard this week and got a couple amazing pictures of the trees. One in particular was just at it’s peak, displaying a gorgeous mosaic of greens, reds, oranges, and yellow- set against a deep blue sky. I went under the tree and pointed my camera up into the branches to get that nice blue background. And in another picture I wanted to capture the whole tree to show the color layers. It’s kind of neat that trees start to change color at the top and gradually progress downward. Some trees I’ve seen look like someone uprooted them, flipped them over, and dipped them tip first into a can of orange paint, the bottom half still green. Pretty neat.
It’s been great to be back in the Midwest for Fall this year. This will be the first time in a long time that I’m seeing the progression of the seasons. In years past we’ve visited during this time. But seeing Summer change to Fall, and pretty soon Fall to Winter will be fun. I don’t think I’ll ever take the beauty of the Midwest for granted ever again.