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I am having a busy Saturday in the office as well as in the shop.  But what I have not failed to notice is the beautiful color!

Have you caught yourself this season, even on the darkest of days, stepping out the door, sensing that something was different? I admit…one day I was deep in thought, walking down the front walk, and suddenly sensed fire.  It was the large autumn adorned tree that hovers over the slope above the pond.  Extremely bright colors.  No fire.  A gentle reminder perhaps to remain appreciative of the change in season? I thought so.

I am not fond of autumn because of what follows, winter.  What I do love are the cool temperatures, the color, and I dearly love to see the harvest going on around us.  The grain trucks have been rolling up and down the road.  I can hear the grain elevators and dryers running through the night.  Such a blessing…a reminder, life is very good.  A bounty of blessings!

Speaking of blessings…in a short 1/2 hour I am shutting down the office.  This is a weekend for peace, relaxation, and re-connection with friends.  I hope you can do the same.


“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”  – George Eliot

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The Beginnings Of Autumn Color

The Beginnings Of Autumn Color

As I cleaned my windows (spray, rub, wipe) until they were crystal clear, a job I truly dislike, I reflected on the beginnings of the beautiful autumn colors on the trees that surround the house. 

Winter annoys me with its long dark days.  Cabin fever sets in.  Thoughts of hibernation creeps into my veins.

But I am grateful…very grateful…

Genesis 1:14  And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

Fall brings with it special memories for me.  As I washed the windows today I remembered my mother.  I think mom did a lot of spring cleaning in the fall too.  She was a lot better at it than me. 

Another fond autumn memory was meeting my husband (8 years ago).  I immediately realized I had met a very special friend.  I prayed that evening, “I want to be a devoted friend to this man.”  Little did I know that I would love him deeply.  What a blessing in my life.

The stained glass window, that I so carefully wash around (hung on a chain) was given to me on our first Valentine’s Day.  It came from a dismantled English cottage, dated in the 1800’s,  bought in a treasured shop in Missouri.  By the way, I could live in that shop! Anything from old locks, keys, staircases, light fixtures, doors, windows…fascinating! All preserved in their original state. 

Cottage Window

Cottage Window

 Have a beautiful Sunday! I hope you are enjoying this day too!

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