I’ve mentioned that I’ve been able to be more present for the spectacular fall season we’ve had this year.  One of those moments was an hour that I set aside from a busy day to enjoy the light and colors with a photographer friend.  We met in a very special garden and arboretum on the campus of Hamilton College.  The Root Glen is a very unique place and if you ever find yourself in this part of the world, you really should visit.  If you can’t visit, read more about it here.  The college website states that “the glen contains some 65 species of trees, dozens of shrubs and scores of varieties of flowers.”  It is beautiful at any time of the year and I really don’t make it a point to get there enough.

One of the things that caught my eye, were the leaves on the Beech trees.  Beech trees are very prevalent in this part of NY state, are tall and stately, and have some of the last leaves to drop.  I loved the way the light filtered through the golden canopy of beech leaves and thought, just maybe, they might make some interesting mandalas.   I was so glad that I made the time to experience the Glen even for a few minutes.