The Blessings Of Autumn

I'm taking in the quiet sights and sounds of this beautiful autumn day. It's peaceful and refreshing. Everything else fades into the background.

I hear crickets out my window; a familiar and comforting sound. I see fields of gold stretching off into the distance and leaves that are beginning to transform into their glowing fall attire. The sky is a shade of blue that's only seen this time of year and seems to perfectly offset the changing colors taking place in the earth.

I'm captivated. There is such profound beauty in this season. Nature is at its best. Does God know how to put on a brilliant show or what?

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the cool, crisp mornings and evenings and the warm, sunny afternoons. I love the sight of pumpkins, mums, corn stalks, and big round bales of hay sitting out in the fields. I love the rich, vibrant colors that drip off the trees; the reds, yellows, and oranges.

I love small town festivals, weenie roasts, and hay rides. I love the sound of leaves rustling. I love intricate spider webs that look like professional art designs. I love old barns and scarecrows. I love orange and purple hued sunsets. I love hot apple cider and cinnamon hot chocolate around the campfire or fire pit.

I love homemade caramel apples and pumpkin pie. I love watching It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on TV. I love snuggling under a blanket on chilly nights. I love the sound of a fire crackling in the fireplace. I love the smell of wood burning.

I love October, November, and December. It's a special time of year for me. My birthday falls in this season. And it's also the time of harvest and Thanksgiving, which leads us into winter, Christmas, and a new year. This season is filled with such divine beauty and abundance. I relish the time it brings. And my heart feels nourished by it.

Thank you, Lord. I am deeply grateful for the blessings of autumn.

~ Michelle

Copyright © 2011 Michelle Holderman

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  1. Absolutely beautiful description of autumn. My favorite season too! I like the word you used about its beauty....captivating! That describes it so well for me too. Thanks for the lovely post and photos to go with it.

  2. Thanks so much, Renee. Wish you lived closer. I would invite you over for coffee or tea and we could sit out on the deck and take in the beauty of this season. Hope you're able to get out and enjoy some of these wonderful fall days :)

  3. Ohhhhhhh, I LOVE all of those things...The Great Pumpkin, the pie, the smells. All of it. Glad you are enjoying the day AND are feeling well enough to write. Love you!!! XOXOXO

  4. Thanks so much, Kathy. I wish you lived closer too. I would absolutley LOVE to enjoy some of these fall things with you. We've got a lot of catching up in life to do. One of these days, my friend :) Take care. Love you too!!