September has brought changes.
There are signs that autumn is on its way.
There are more and more leaves underfoot.
Acorns have began falling. Soon the squirrels and chipmunks will be busy gathering winter's fare.
These are all subtle and slow changes serving to remind us that seasons come and seasons go. We know this is to be expected.
It is the unexpected changes that leave us reeling. We know with certainty that life will never be quite the same.
Such was 9/11 fifteen years ago. Today I am remembering all those ordinary folks who didn't see the changes coming but in a terrible moment's time became extraordinary heroes! Please join me in "looking up" ! Have a blessed week.
Look what appeared to welcome September. Yes a double rainbow!
With summer being so dry we had not seen this lovely sight for quite some time.
It always reminds me of God's special promise found in Genesis 9.
"I have set my rainbow in the clouds
and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind.
Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life." vs. 13-15.
May everyone have a blessed start to September.
P.S. Don't forget to "look up" you just might see a rainbow too.
The view from our hilltop inspired me a few evenings ago to paint this summer landscape.
It is a familiar scene that never fails to move me. Often there will be cattle grazing on the hillside or deer in the meadow.
In the sky there may be a Red-Tailed Hawk on the wing.
Moths and butterflies flutter to the wildflowers that grow there.
For sure and for certain it is a place that is close to my heart.
Do you have a special spot that inspires you to paint, take a photo, or write a poem? If so I hope you will share.