A Year in the Life of a Tree

The gold and crimson display of the autumn trees might be a good reminder to us that the later years of our life are still critical.  They do not have to be the downward slope that many portray them to be.  It is the last leg of a race that demands our best effort.  It is a time in which our greatest work may still be done.  It is a time to give every ounce of energy to the succeeding generation.