Sunday, November 6, 2011

I Love Autumn

I love autumn

with its cobalt skies washed clean by the rain,

a canopy of orange overhead,

and a new layer of rusty leaves blanketing the ground, 

where Barley finds an acorn snack.

I love the trees, checkered above the bluff, 

seeds taking flight on silken strands,

and the sound of acorns, bouncing off the roof like pop corn.

I love autumn,

and my heart soars in gratitude to the One who made it,

who also formed galaxies,

who gave the promise of forever.

And this is the real and eternal life;

That they know you,

The one and only true God,

And Jesus Christ, whom you sent.

John 17:3


lisa said...

These are gorgeous autumn photographs Connie.
The light in the last one is pure magic.
Thanking you in advance for sharing these at The Creative Exchange!
Sending you wishes for a wonderful start to your week!


Marcie said...

Stunning autumn images. Just stunning!

hannah said...

Each one a glorious record of this autumn. The season did you proud in your area. Ours has been sparse this year.

Seeing Each Day said...

All lovely so while I could easily comment on all of them I'll just make a note on the following.... comment on the 4th - apart from your fog's gorgeous coat, just love the colours all round here and both the movement and viewpoint of this photo. The 5th - you'd think this was a painting with the arrangement of colours. Just lovely.
And your 6th - completely envious of this skilled macro shot.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful post Connie. Not do you take brilliant photos but you have a wonderful way with words too.

thefisherlady said...

"who gave the promise of forever..."

just lovely! You have captured so much beauty... your cup is filled to overflowing!

Nadege, said...

Beautiful autumn colors and images.

Karin M. said...

These are wonderful nature shots ... very nice photo work ...
LG: Karin

Ellie said...

I love autumn too, your blue sky and beautiful leaves look great. It's hard not to enjoy a lovely day like that. :)

Henrietta said...

Absolutely gorgeous color splash. We don't have leaves left anymore so it feels so naked here:)

Lui said...

Oh but Barley looks perfect in the scene! It should be titled 'Barley and Me' ;-)

Jennifer Richardson said...

Yes, yes, yes....praises to
the big-hearted Genius who crafted all this stunning beauty!
All of this magnificence reflects
His gorgeous heart...oh such a heart:)
I love seeing Autumn in the Ozarks....thanks for the life-giving share!
love and Autumn grace,
(my Libby and Lucy are thoroughly enjoying acorn snacks, too)

ShonEjai said...

Beautiful photos!

Pat said...

Lovely captures of the season, in both words and images! (Fall colors are the perfect backdrop for Barley's beautiful coat!)

Anonymous said...

I love the canopy of orange :)

Thanks for visiting my blog today, the shots were from many magical mornings and afternoons over the last week or so, it's been such a beautiful autumn.

Barb said...

Stunning autumn photography!

lisa said...

Connie, just stopping back for another look and to say thank you once again!
Just noticed how Barley blends right in with those leaves!! :-)
Have a great day!


missing moments said...

Just catching up from being away ... awesome images of fall!

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Anna said...

Such a beautiful ode to autumn and your faith! You've captured the delightful color and feelings of the season perfectly! I'm with you, I love autumn, too :)

Have a great week,

EG Wow said...

Autumn is looking so beautiful!

AJ said...

Awesome fall shots!

minor said...

Very beautiful autumn landscapes and your sentences are like a poem.

Jeanne said...

Love your shots of the seeds taking flight. I was up in the ozarks this past few days, and loved the color so much! You have captured it beautifully!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I Love Sycamore trees and yours is so wonderful. Like you pup-cub a lot, and the autumn scenery is lovely~

Kate said...

What amazing colours! I would love it there too. =)

Lisa said...

Oh Connie, these are stunning! It's so hard to pick a favorite. I really like the seed pod. And, of course, Barley. :-D

Jacqueline at said...

Dear Connie, I can't tell you how very much I enjoy your writing! The praise you bring to the Lord God through it and your inspired photos sings with thankfulness!! I am blessed by your comment, too, about my eyes :) The Lord be praised! I do desire to be kind always! Blessings to you and your household, new friend!

Dominique Lalonde said...

Superb autumn series photos !!
I love the contrast of the first one !
Thank you for your comments on my blog !
I will go to see The Creative Exchange.

DebC said...

Just beautiful!
[LOVE the photo with three tree trunks}