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In the midst of seasonal change

October 27, 2008

by Pam Fiecke

This time of the year we’re in the midst of cooler weather and the changing colors of the leaves on the trees.

The leaves are most often colors of orange, brown, yellow, red, and purple.

Some of the leaves are crisp and slowly making their way to the ground. The pine tree needles are green, made of nature’s pine scent and never change colors. In resemblance to God’s love for us, that is, “our never changing God.”

Most of us like to inhale and absorb the fresh cool air on a fall day. The sun shines bright giving us that ray of beauty, comfort and warmth from within.

The fall season sends us a message. It stimulates and excites us. It visibly shows us that we’re in the midst of seasonal change.

The squirrels are busy gathering food for the winter months.

The birds are making their way to another direction of warmth.

All of our vegetable bounty has been picked, canned or frozen.

The apples have been picked for sauces and pies. In time, all that remains are the branches.

The grapes have been picked and all that remains are the vines.

The crops are being harvested and soon all that will remain are the dark rustic fields.

Flowers are withering up and some are brought indoors.

People are finding storage shelters for their Jet Skis, boats, and pontoons. Our summer recreation is at a pause for a while.

We find it adventurous to carve a pumpkin or do a little indoor or outdoor decorating.

That first piece of home made apple or pumpkin pie smothered in whipped topping sends a smile of pure enjoyment to our face.

Hot chocolate becomes a favorite treat to warm our innards.

We start to put on layers of clothes to keep warm.

Then at nighttime it’s always enjoyable to snuggle in a favorite quilt to watch a favorite movie.

Year after year we adapt and learn to accept the environment of seasonal change. We still go places and do things, however in a cozier fashion.