"We Orientals find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and darkness which that thing provides." (Junichiro Tanizaki)
There amidst the grays and browns and the shadows, out of the virtual woody darkness comes the sheer beauty of this red tree and branch. The rustling of the leaves underfoot can take you to a meditative state that if you are not vigilant in looking around - you will miss all the big and small treasures of nature. We found a tree with a single Apple on it. It was the coolest thing, and mushrooms and fungi that are juxtaposed in odd places. Nature is full of beauty for those of us that can take the time to be out in it. Enjoy all her seasons of beauty.