Radiant Reds, Brilliant Yellows, Blazing Oranges – They Are All Blue (Zones)
The trees are alive with the colors of autumn. Different colors of maples lead the pack. Ash, beech, birch, poplar (aspen), locust, sumac, hickory, horse chestnut, redbud, and others chime in with differing nuances of texture as well as color.
Savor the world around you. Enter the Blue Zone of leaf-peeping, pumpkins, apples and cider. The Upper Mississippi Valley, where I live, is beautiful. Where I grew up, New England-NY-NJ-PA, is even more spectacular every fall. There is no part of the world without natural beauty. You must take the time to enjoy it.
One of my favorite fall places is a hillside of about 30 oak trees. All are “the same color”, yet all are different. Each one is a different hue and different shade of brown. I am forced to stop and stare in wonder at their beauty.
Take time every day to seek out and enter a Blue Zone. You will be refreshed and invigorated for the rest of the day. If you do not know about Blue Zones, click the Link to the right.
You know that you should feed and grow your bones and muscles every day. Feeding your soul is just as important.
Jay Ginther, MD