Monday, September 24, 2012

Gratitude Monday --New Fall Colours


I love the changing of the seasons. How else can one know how good a season is unless there's something with which to compare it?
Each must be assessed on its own, but to do it there must be a point of demarcation.
I am blessed to live in a land where the change of the season is both obvious and beautiful.
Autumn arrived officially on Saturday. No one told the leaves to wait so they began donning their new fall colours a few weeks earlier.
For as much as we may lament the turn toward winter,  we appreciate the final burst of joy from Nature as she quietens for the cold.
I am grateful for the changes of my world, grateful I can see it and smell and it feel it on my face, and grateful for what each new seasons brings.

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Regular visitors may find the photo familiar. I take pictures of this train trestle archway each year. Th e above photo was taken yesterday.  For me, it is the portal to the new season.


15 comments:

Tabor said...

Our autumn has not yet started with such beauty, but I am patient.

Laurita said...

Beautiful. We're still getting some warm, muggy weather, but our trees are in a hurry for the season. My favourite time of year.

Leah J. Utas said...

It'll come, Tabor.
Thanks, Laurita. My fave, too.

solarity said...

I love that train trestle every time you show it.
There was a frost warning last night, but I didn't believe in it, and this morning my tender plants are just fine. I did take time to bring the two I want to winter over indoors and find places for them when I hung the laundry out. The leaves have yet to think about turning.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you for your support, Mary Anne.
Good to learn your plants are fine. It was not supposed to freeze last night, but my husband harvested the few grapes we grew anyway. Why take chances?

the Bag Lady said...

Very pretty. I love that train trestle, too, and look forward to seeing it!

Leah J. Utas said...

Aww, thanks BL.

Bossy Betty said...

Lovely, Leah!! I love fall as well though here in California it is not as distinct in other places.

Barb said...

You capture a beautiful time of change.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Betty and Barb.

messymimi said...

Beautiful portal.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you, Messymimi.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Love the portal and the idea that it's a tradition!

Thankful over here for change of the seasons too... love the fall best of all.

Leah J. Utas said...

Crabby, thanks. Fall seems to be a hit.

vanessa gonzales said...

Autumn is always spectacular. It is a thing of beauty.I would die to experience autumn in another country.
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