I have always loved fall colors. They have been somewhat dull for me this year, however, without Shasta to share them with. The cool crisp air that comes with autumn always made Shasta run around with joy and that was a big part of the beauty of the season for me.
I felt that I had been suddenly awakened to the beauty of the season. I remembered a book from my childhood, Frederick by Leo Lionni. Frederick was a little mouse that spent his time in the sunshine saving up images of seasonal beauty in his mind to share with and give comfort to his family during the cold winter months. I feel I have been reminded of the importance of seeing the beauty around me, and like Fredrick - I will store that beauty in my mind.