Looking out my window this morning I see yellow. During the summer the scene out my window is all green. Green leaves on the trees and green, green lawn. Today with the sun shining...it's a different story...everything is bright. Back in the woods stands an ancient telephone pole. The only one in our neighborhood. It is all weathered and worn. There are pieces of wood attached to it to make a ladder, of sorts, for whomever climbed it years ago. When I first started clearing the woods, I fell in love with this tall telephone pole. I hoped that no one would take it down, for I had plans for it.
I planted some ivys that would climb it and turn red in the fall. Then I took the barbed wire fencing that I had pulled out of the brush and twisted it into a wreath. This hangs on one of the wooden "steps" Then I hung an old bird feeder above that. I waited for the vines to grow, but had so much trouble getting them established. Woods are full of vines...they run rampant on their own. I've pulled them out of places that I don't want them, but try as I could...I couldn't get them to grow where I wanted them. So, I just left it alone and forgot about it. Finally just last year a creeping vine crawled over to the pole and started growing up. I doesn't cover the pole yet but some day it will. It reminds me of trying to teach kids to tie their shoe laces. You try and try to no avail, but when left alone they catch on and do it in their own time.
One little maple tree is all red except for this little yellow leaf. I saw it and thought of my children who are all grown up now. When they were growing up I encouraged them to be their own person. I remember my Mom saying this to me, "Just because Susie jumps in the river...does that mean that you have to?" My kids are as unique as that little yellow leaf on the red tree. . As they say....they have followed a different drummer. Not always following the crowd. Individuals both of them.
So, on this bright day in October, I will get some of the fall cleanup done I'll put a few peanuts in the bird feeder on the pole. I hope that I can find something unique in God's world. I'll take a picture of it and show it sometime...next fall.