DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY this past weekend we marveled at the many shades of green that this season provides. It is only for a brief time that such a display is available, but while it lasts don’t hesitate to get your green fix.

Not long and all the greens will look the same dark and ubiquitous “oak leaf” hue. Except for the normal varietal variances in color the woods will seem all of a single dark and rich green.

Then, as the days wear on, the greens take on that dusty dull look of maturity and begin to think of decorator colors and leaving town altogether.

Fall is why we endure January. In autumn lies the hope of new life, fertile ground and harvest to come.

All that lies behind the many shades of green we now enjoy as we drive down the road to places and friends we love.