Tuesday, November 01, 2005

The trees are singing

Well, metaphorically singing, anyway. You know … the hills are alive with the sound of music, etc., etc.

My wife and I headed to DeKalb, Illinois over the weekend to see how the trees there were faring, color-wise. Autumn here has just about passed its peak, and most trees have either turned dull or lost their leaves, or some combination of the two. We remembered DeKalb as a town of lush tree-lined streets and that perhaps there may be a few that still had both color and leaves. So we made the 30 mile trip south of our home in Elgin.

When we arrived, we found that a number of stately maples still had a lush canopy of golden leaves on display. Creation sings the praises of the Creator. It just sings a little louder in autumn.

… Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy; they will sing before the Lord, for He comes … Psalm 96:12-13

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2005 James Jordan.

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