Bright golden yellow leaves, the tree would not go unnoticed. Once her eyes looked in the trees direction, it was the only thing she could see. The color had a life of it’s own, the tree was simply a carrier of that life. After the yellow gold settled in her vision, the realization of it’s temporary beauty came to her, giving her a deeper appreciation for the tree.
Something so captivating, yet something so temporary it would be dulled out within a matter of days, or the leaves would fall to the ground, dulling in the dirt. Trees in the fall was her favorite thing, at least one of them. She had always loved nature, especially trees, but something about the changing colors of phoenix red, and autumn gold made her more happy than usual. She wondered at the numerous brightly colored trees she had seen in her lifetime, and how each fall the colors fascinated her, as if it was the first time she looked at them.
Slowly her eyes adjusted to the trees bright golden yellow, slowly her thoughts came back to reality. Not that the tree wasn’t real, but that it’s beauty had such a pull, it allowed her to escape her own reality, if only for a moment. Too many troubles to remember, too many heartaches to handle. The tree was far more appealing, bringing her thoughts of crisp apples, juicy and sweet.
She took a deep breath in through her nose, appreciating the tree one more time before she drove off. A deep breath out, and she turned the key. Life is not all ugly and darkness she said aloud, and was thankful she could turn to the beautiful things in creation, to lighten the load she carried, it was the little things that reminded her she wasn’t alone.
Song of songs 2:3
“[ She ] Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest is my beloved
among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade,
and his fruit is sweet to my taste.”
Psalm 1:1-3 & 6
“Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers….
…..For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.”
“On each side of the river stood the tree of life,
bearing twelve crops of fruit,
yielding its fruit every month.
And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.”
Scripture copied from biblegateway.com