I thought I was done posting for the year but when I drove by this tree the other day and saw these beauties laying on the ground I couldn't help myself. I didn't think it was possible but they are even more beautiful now than they were in the fall. From a distance they might appear to be slowly rotting fruit but if you take a closer look they are amazingly gorgeous!.
Walking among these aging fruits at the end of December made me think it's not so bad to enter into the new year. Although we don't often welcome the signs of age I like to think each year we are all slowly turning a more fabulous shade of amber. Wishing you a very Happy New Year filled with peace, joy, and beautiful color!