Monday Morning Message | Falling for Autumn Foliage

I hope that you had a fabulous weekend. In so many areas, it’s beautiful to see nature having her one last fling before settling down into winter’s sleep. As the weather gets cool, the green foliage turns into a palette of reds, gold, yellow, orange and brown. I love this time of year, so I did a little research, so I could share a few fun facts with you! Did you know that three factors influence those colors? Leaf pigments, length of night, and weather. The one factor with the greatest influence is the length of night. As we have fewer daylight hours, the color starts to change. The amount and brilliance of the colors that develop in any particular autumn season are related to weather conditions that occur before and during the time the chlorophyll in the leaves is dwindling. Temperature and moisture are the main influences.

Winter is a certainty that all vegetation must face each year. Perennial plants, trees, stems, twigs, and buds are equipped to survive extreme cold so that they can reawaken in spring. Evergreens are covered with a heavy wax coating. The fluid inside their cells contains substances that resist freezing. Leaves that are unable to survive winter are shed to protect the plant. The fallen leaves decompose and restock the soil with nutrients allowing trees to continue to grow. It’s one example of the Circle of Life in nature. A pretty beautiful one at that.
I hope you have an amazing week ahead and have lots of wonderful fall fun lined up. Take care and I’m here if you need anything.

Something to Think About:
Everything is in perfect harmony. Nature knows what to do to survive, and at the same time, provide us with so much pleasure this time of the year. I don’t know about you, but I always find myself asking the same question: “How does it know?”

Weekly Activity:
Take some time this week and enjoy the outdoors with someone special and enjoy a little of the season. It’s also the perfect time to combine the great outdoors and a walk through your geographic farm. Meet the neighbors, answer their questions, and help them put your face with the name they’ve been seeing in your marketing.

Words of Wisdom:
Life’s battles don’t always go to the strongest or fastest; sooner or later those who win are those who think they can. – Richard Bach

Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business. – Zig Ziglar

Some men see things as they are and ask why…I dream of things that never were and ask why not? – Robert Kennedy

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. – Og Mandino

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them. – Ann Landers

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