Occasionally you see a scenery that makes you think about life in a different way. This is one of those scenes that brought to mind the death of living and inanimate things around us. Remember the old saying, "To everything there is a season"? In the picture above, there is a dead or partially dying apple tree, a semi grim reminder of the once strong, viril, fruit producing adult it once was. Now it is frail and leaning, portions cut away due to rotting or decay by infection by parasites and so on.
Also keeping it company is an old broken down stone wall from long ago, an old iron wheel from a piece of farm equipment.....abandoned years ago, all bent and rusted and finally a bunch of dead plants from last summer, a reminder of the past year, the winter of life and the hope for spring in tomorrow.
Any way you look at it, this is a beautiful picture of a obviously gorgious place during the summer when all is green and the flowers are blooming.
I can't wait for Vicki and I to ride past this location this summer and see it in it's glory. We'll take another photo then, so you can also see it.