Climbing Craggy Dome’s 5,930 ft. summit to gaze out over the Smokies’ kaleidoscopic fall splendor was worth every bead of perspiration to get there. The indescribable beauty of the tranquil sea of speckled colors below attested to our indescribable Creator . . . another soul soothing scene brushed across the mountains. A single orange leaf, dislodged by a gentle breeze, floated to my feet, and I got to a-thinkin’ . . .
- How many gadzillions of leaves comprised the blanket of color draping the landscape to the horizon before me?
- How many different brilliant and muted hues intermingled to produce such harmonious beauty?
- Why can’t earth’s nearly 8 billion residents, with all our varied colors and hues, intermingle together in harmony?
- Could it be that Mother Nature is colorblind?
- Someday, each of our life’s leaves will drift to the ground. What colors did they display in mankind’s forest? I pray some of mine were ever-green.