Perspective can provide a change in focus and impression of a scene. These images show the same scene, one view from my bicycle versus a view from the ground. The first a striking scene easily visible by many, the second perception needs to viewed from a place one usually avoids on cold, wet days, the ground.
The ground level view brings to focus the layers of leaves blanketing the forest floor, adding cover and warmth for soon-to-be hibernating insects and perennials. The scene reminds me that nature’s ways are self-sufficient, needing no artificial fertilizers or canned nutrients. The cycle of life as it enters the winter season is preparing for spring’s abundantly rich renewal.
Awesome, was my first thought when reaching this area of vast golden color during my morning ride. I was somewhat surprised because until a few days ago it seemed we might not see a colorful fall. All I had seen until then were brown leaves falling from the skies. As a science teacher, I am aware of the proven technical explanations for this amazing scene; but I cannot help but appreciate the genius behind such creations. Thank you God …..again!!