The walk up to the top Schloßberg in Graz, Austria was quiet and peaceful. Halfway up I noticed this starfish-shaped leaf on the ground. I guess since I was on vacation, it reminded me of finding starfish on the beach as a kid. The way the leaf was laying there, it seemed like it was standing up. It seemed alive. And a bit isolated, like the starfish on the beach.
I am always looking for ways to improve. One of the reasons for starting this blog is that I want to improve. Over the past few months, I have received much feedback. It was all positive. I am very thankful, humbled, and honored for that. But I also want criticism, so I am trying out a new feature: open season.
I do not like hot weather, and the recent hot weather led me to think about the fall. I took this picture on a walk to look at the foliage. Unfortunately the fall foliage in Germany does not compare to what you see in New England, but the colors are still pretty. I remember not liking the fall as a kid because it meant back to school. But as I attended college in New England, I grew to love the fall – the cool weather, the beautiful foliage, and well back to school was a good thing. Now fall is one of my favorite seasons. I don’t want to wish the summer away, but thinking about the fall helps me stay cool during a heat wave.