Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Facets of Autumn

Back Mountain Trail
Photo by Pam Williams

“The hay is harvested, the autumn grasses begin to grow, and the herbs of the mountains are gathered."

Proverbs 27:25

Autumn floods our senses with sights and sounds and tastes and smells and textures unique to the season. What glorious beauty God poured into this time of year! I feel blessed to live where we experience all four seasons to the fullest. Every October here in Pennsylvania we are privileged to share the many facets of Autumn:

The colors:

  • Goldenrod Yellow
  • Acorn Brown
  • Marigold Orange
  • Maple-leaf Scarlet
  • Sky Blue

The fragrances:

  • Tangy wood smoke
  • Musky fallen leaves
  • Fresh baked pies
  • Ripe apples
  • Spicy Nutmeg and Cinnamon
Back Mountain Trail
Photo by Pam Williams

The flavors:

  • Caramel Apples
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Zucchini Bread
  • Apple Cider
  • Oatmeal Cookies

The sounds:

  • Leaves crunching
  •  “Touchdown” shouting
  • Crickets chirping
  • Campfires crackling
  • Rain blowing

The feel:

  • Soft flannel
  • Chilly nights
  • Warm blankets
  • Nubby sweaters
  • Scratchy hay bales

What senses does Autumn tickle for you? What do you love most about it?
Back Mountain Trail
Photo by Pam Williams

“Valleys are covered with a carpet of autumn-harvest grain;
the land shouts and sings in joyous celebration.”

Psalm 65:13


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