What do these places have in common? Very cool landscape.
What do they not have in common? Cool sounding names. Sorry, Northwest, Arkansas.
But it truly is beautiful countryside. I drove home today through the Ozarks. They're just on the cusp of turning all the rich colors of autumn. It was a nice drive, one I always enjoy. But in a few weeks it will be breathtaking and I hope I have a reason to head that way and see it.
Which made me think how much I like change. It's weird. It's one of those things that is intimidating. I don't go out of my to find it. I cringe a little when I see it coming. Cover my eyes. But once I get the nerve to peer out from between my fingers, it's....good. Interesting. Even if it's not the change to vibrance that fall brings, having things be different makes those fall colors seem so gorgeous.
So, I'm going to have to remind myself of this at some point when I get freaked out because something is about to get different, but I really am grateful that the only thing that's consistent in life is change.
Thank you, God, for variety and change, for fall and colors and trees designed to vary throughout the year. All my love.