Thursday, October 3, 2013
"Nothing gold can stay," wrote the poet Robert Frost.
This year, as the trees turn gold and yellow, I have been wondering how much longer these rich colors will brighten the autumn scenery. The emerald ash borer has effectively destroyed thousands of ash trees in Michigan. Already one can see woodlots and fencelines full of dead ash trees.
I look at these trees along M-25 south of Harbor Beach and wonder how many more autumns we will see golds like this.
Wanda Hayes Eichler