leaves turning red

I drive a familiar route and pull over to admire this tree with the first leaves of fall, turning color. The tree, with its red leaves, stands out in a sea of green.

I catch myself charging forward, without even thinking.

I focused only on the single tree that stood out,

and now I wonder why I didn’t step back and capture the whole scene. The row of trees alongside the road with the one tree turning early.

Maybe next time.