In autumn we find beauty in dying foliage.  The forest floor is where decomposition of leaves and fungi take place and the microorganisms break down into essential nutrients for the earth's soil. Nature teaches us about the cycle of life and death. It challenges us to face each phase of life with grace and purpose. These photos capture the pattern and beauty of decaying leaves.

A walk in the woods helps to clear the mind, improve the emotions, and renew the spirit.

"My mind belongs to my work.
My heart belongs to my family.
My soul belongs to the woods."

- Mossy Oak

Spend a little time in nature this week, it's time well spent.