A luminous sassafras

Reposted from Places of the Spirit.

Out the upstairs window is a remaining sassafras tree, of two, brought as saplings from our former Clemson landscape. 

It’s planted next to our neighbors’ rental house, with their permission.  I’ve written numerous posts about these trees and others before on Natural Gardening, posts about fall color and spring flowers and their fruits.

This year, fall has been spectacular here in Western North Carolina, with beautiful reds, yellows, and orange hues;  this sassafras was much more yellow yesterday, but now is taking on an orange tint.

This image taken through the window screen gives a blurriness that’s not there in person. The view has been making me happy when I look out that window!