Sometimes, along my walking trails, I spot something beautifully simple that stirs much feeling and thought.

This decayed tree stump provided a perfect backdrop for the golden autumn leaves hanging from the branch above. This seemed a metaphor for aging.

As we age, and as time goes on, we more and more become a backdrop to the generation that follows us.

“Everything is both simpler than we can imagine, and more complicated that we can conceive.” ~Goethe