Day 303: Something Beautiful—Sugar Maples

Something beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of the year.

Autumn. The Cincinnati area is aglow with hardwood golds, but I miss the vermillion canopies of the northern sugar maple groves. I have no bond with the blue-based reds of the fire engine. But the intense warmth of the orange that tips ever so gingerly into cinnabar—that is love for me.

David Yashimoto’s photo of sugar maples at their peak, for me, perfectly captures the last hurrah of autumn. The warm path into winter. A beautiful farewell to our living year as it passes into hybernation.



About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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One Response to Day 303: Something Beautiful—Sugar Maples

  1. Ev says:

    a feast for the senses

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