ALWAYS LOOKING UP!!
When I saw this tree I knew I had to pull over, stop the car, and get out to capture the color! In the beginning it was all about the beauty of the tree as it stood so proudly displaying its fall radiance. But after taking a few shots, I did what I always do when photographing a tree – I always take at least one shot looking straight up the trunk.
Why? I don’t know, maybe I just think it presents an interesting perspective. But on this day, it seemed there was something more. As I looked around and even glanced up and down the street, I noticed this was the only tree with such fall color! There were several trees here – even trees of the same variety. But, they paled in comparison to this one.
When I looked at this tree, the first thing I noticed was the red leaves. But when I approached it from this perspective, I noticed the twisting of the limbs within the leaves. They reminded me of all the twists and turns life can bring our way. Interestingly, it wasn’t until I downloaded the photo to my computer that I noticed the vibrant blue sky peeking through the beauty of the leaves and the twisting of the limbs.
Could this be symbolic of life’s challenges? If we’re not careful we may find ourselves completely distracted by the beauty this life has to offer, missing multiple opportunities along the way. Or we may become desperately bogged down by the twists that often come into this life, not realizing these unexpected deviations create the strength we need to confront what may lie ahead. And then through all of that, if we’re not paying careful attention – we could absolutely miss the blue sky that lies beyond the twists and turns of this life.
May you always be looking up! But, may you also be careful to see everything before your eyes.
I’m so glad you stopped by today!