November Surprise

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"I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do."
-   Willa Cather (1873-1947), O Pioneers 1913

 Just when it seems that the day will turn into a typical November afternoon full of wind, dark skies, and chilling raindrops on the face, a slight turn on the path at Meerkerk presents a sun burst of fall color. The tree has dropped her yellow skirt and beckons all visitors to circle her and remember those child hood days of leaf piles and pulling a rake much too big for small hands.