Autumn Colors 2016. Oil painting by Pat Turgeon
The beauty of this autumn’s leaves was positively inspiring. On our walks around the lake by our home there were times when I felt that all of nature’s colors were illuminated by a joy and peace that could only be God given.
As usual the colored leaf season in our state has passed quickly. Those beautiful leaves, of a week ago, now lay on the ground. The ones in our yard have already been raked, and are now a blank of warm protection covering next year’s berry plants and flower bulbs.
Yes, the trees have begun their winter rest. Their bare arms and fingers filtering the peach, pink and golden morning light into a lacy dance as they, just like all of the rest of us, await the impending cold and snow.
Detail of oil painting of autumn colors.