. . . where Autumn finally fell,
and, I picked it up.
"The human soul is slow to discover the real excellence of things given to us by a bountiful
Creator, and not until the shadows of death begin to gather around the object that we love,
do we see its worth and beauty. Autumn is the dim shadow that clusters about the sweet,
precious things that God has created in the realm of nature. While it robs them of life, it tears
away the veil and reveals the golden gem of beauty and sweetness. Beauty lurks in all dim old
aisles of nature, and we discover it at at last." - Northern Advocate
For the second day in a row it was really foggy.
And for the second day in a row I went out with my camera.
Because it was so foggy I couldn't see very far at all,
which made me look at what was right in front me.
And what I found was a place where Autumn finally fell...
a blazing trail of crimson red, giving back remnants from the summer sun,
carried on the wings of the wind.
Grateful that fall has finally graced the gulf coast, even if it's a whisper!
Yes, I have more to share...no I just didn't get them finished before this morning, and I'll be heading out with my boy for what I'm hoping will be close to the last of his infusions. We will both be getting a dose of grateful...such a hard place to be for a mom and a 16 year old boy...but it is a place where you will find a multitude of blessings when you keep your eyes open. Sometimes, we just have to remember to look a little harder, and take a little extra time, to dig down deep, to find the good in the places that are the most difficult.
Because I think gratitude is much more than finding good when we aren't in the midst of a storm. It's the recognition that there are even good things among bad happenings.
With much gratitude and love,