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The pot of gold at the end of autumn’s rainbow

The trees here in northern Illinois are beginning to change colors. Most of them are still green, mind you, but a few trees have changed into the most gloriously colored robes including the golden ash trees across the street and a purple one on my running route.

But these red maples stand out on a clear blue-sky day. A nursery sits on a country corner not far from my house, and this group of trees turned red first. These gorgeously pinkish red sirens are clearly flaming from a mile away.

It’s scenes like these that make autumn bearable.

Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.

~ American poet Langston Hughes