2577 – Quiet Fire

On my way back from Spittal to Villach I took the slow road along Millstädter See, one of Carinthia’s largest lakes.

When I saw this tree I was struck like Moses in front of the Burning Bush. I stopped the car to take a few images. It was just the right moment, just the right light. A few days later the magic would have been gone.

Only then did I see the still red, half-withered leaves on the ground, burning like fallen rubies in the green grass.

The Song of the Day is “Quiet Fire” from Melody Gardot’s 2008 album “Worrisome Heart”. Hear it on YouTube.