Nature’s Majestic Trees

By Ralphine Major

“I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.”
The first line of Joyce Kilmer’s poem entitled “Trees” always comes to mind when I see the towering oak trees, leafy maple trees, huge beech trees, and many more. Whether draped in green foliage of summer or laden with winter’s snow, trees add such beauty to our world.
Autumn is the season that many people wait for with great anticipation. It is then that the leaves on most trees turn into beautiful palettes of fall colors. The green hues of summer turn into vibrant oranges, reds, and yellows. Sightseeing trips are often planned for the sole purpose of viewing nature’s amazing display and enjoying the breathtaking beauty that surrounds us. When the afternoon sun warms the air and filters through the trees, the magnificent color show elevates to a whole new level. Of course, as the fall season gradually gets overtaken by winter, the beautiful leaves eventually die and fall from the trees leaving only the barren bark. As these changes take place again this year, enjoy the awesome beauty that Mother Nature shares with us in fall.
The poet’s words ring so true as in this closing verse: “Poems are made by fools like me, but only God can make a tree.”

Words of Faith: “Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the Lord, because he cometh to judge the earth.” 1 Chronicles 16:33 (KJV).