Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Autumn

Fall is my favourite time of year. Warm colors, cool breezes, rustic sunsets, and starry nights enhance the moments and bring peace to the soul. Who can kayak across a lake reflecting the colors of the season or walk in the woods to the sound of crunching leaves and not feel in awe? Warm fires invite us and hot apple cider delights our pallet as we gaze into the season and relish the victory of a summer well spent.

I am convinced that God’s plan is intricately woven into the spectacular beauty of this refreshing season. Recognizing that many of us in the northern hemisphere must endure 4 to 5 months of harsh winter, He blesses us like no other, with this gracious gift of autumn, preparing us for the journey to spring.

This is written in response to a prompt by Magpie Tales.

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Maureen.
    And I love Autumn...the falling away and the planting of new life to come

    hopeful

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your prose is poetic. And your painting intrigues me too.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Nice presentation of autumn and it's wonder of colors, such a beautiful spectrum, a small reflection of this awe inspiring life.

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is lovely, a real pleasure.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Congratulations on your award. I hope that is as prestigious as it sounds, and becomes the gateway to other publication outlets.
    In your Magpie, I love the "pallet", but think you mean "palate" - but on the other hand, if you think "pallette" ( as a painter) along with "palate" . . .
    over to you. You're the writer!

    ReplyDelete
  6. A perfect description of Fall ...........

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wonderful imagery here, Maureen.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'm not so fond of autumn, although I recognize its incredible beauty. Your words give me a different viewpoint.

    ReplyDelete
  9. beautiful mood is contiguous,
    love your tale.
    well put!

    ReplyDelete
  10. The reason for the season - nice homage to fall.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Maureen love your view on Autumn...beuutiful and true! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I've never thought of autumn as a way to prepare us for what's ahead, winter & spring. Your spiritual take on fall was refreshing!

    ReplyDelete
  13. ah that is beautiful...my fav as well...and i do think it is in the plan...smiles. nice magpie!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Autumn is indeed a fabulous time of the year! :)
    so true words you spake here!

    My Magpie Is Here:
    http://leonnyes.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/wanderer/

    ReplyDelete