november first. it hardly seems possible. while i often struggle with saying “farewell” to the warmth of summer, the transformation to chillier climes has been more gradual this year. i appreciate this and, as a result, have taken a few opportunities to get outside and enjoy the fall colors, both in chicago and in northern wisconsin. unfortunately i am not, at this point in time, in possession of a working camera, so i borrowed the above image from jocelyn. i hope she doesn’t mind.
saturday was a beautiful, brisk, sun-shiney day, so phrysque and i took a trip to the botanic gardens. seeing the vibrant golds, reds, and oranges, i was amazed by how many shades of color there are and how beautiful our natural surroundings are, even when not in full bloom. god really does know what he’s doing.