Susan Spess Shay

Still playing make believe.

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The Ultimate Artist!

One red leaf in the middle of the green leaves. Love it!

How long has it been since you’ve done something just for fun? Last weekend, G-Man and I did just that. We took the Talimena Drive. Even though it rained, even though it was chilly and wet and far from perfect, it’s one of those weekends I’ll never forget!

We went to McAlester and spent the night Friday, then drove on to Talihina Saturday morning, where they were having their 25th Fall Foliage Festival. We had a great time!

Then we left on the Talimena National Scenic Byway. All I could think on that drive is how lucky we are to have a loving God. He could have given us a world in shades of gray, but he gave us all this. He could have made only one tree or one type of plant to make oxygen, yet He excelled in variety.

Are we blessed or what?!?

Most of theses pictures were taken on that drive.

If you think about going, be sure to clean your windshield FIRST! And if there’s rain in the forecast, use Rain-X.

We found beautiful places along the drive that I never knew existed. We followed motorcycles (poor guys) that looked like tricycles with really long bars in the middle. Chopper Tricycles? I’m not sure what they were, but they were cool! (And great colors!)

But the most amazing part was the color God put on the trees. He is the ultimate artist! The colors are bright and beautiful without being garish.

I may have to blow a few of these up to frame for my walls. God, the ultimate artist!