growing up in Michigan, my mid-october birthday was pretty synonymous with fall color. i never thought about it much, but somewhere deep in the recesses of my gray matter, a connection was made.
then i moved to southern ca. i forgot about it. after all, i had the OCEAN. and sunny blue skies. not a colored leaf to be found, but it didn’t matter. and just as well, since october was not a month when we could ever travel, due to my teaching responsibilities.
now that i have a little more freedom, i’ve noticed that old birthday/color connection re-establishing itself. as my birthday approaches, i long to go to a place where i can see the changing of the leaves in all their brilliant majesty. it’s a challenge around here because even in the mountains, where, yes, the leaves do change…. mid-october is still a little early.
this year brought us to big bear lake. although the colors weren’t necessarily rampant, i was able to track some down and get a good fix. more on the lake later…. oh, and birthdays too.
hope you have been able to savor some of the brilliance of fall this year!!