Saturday, October 3, 2020

Fall's Brief Intense Glory


The leaves, like bits of colorful confetti

Suddenly appear on various trees, quickly turning

To reds, yellows and oranges among the green

Brightening gently like a fire flaming to life

The color spreads and intensifies

Till it seems to take over the whole tree

Each individual leaf a small spot of color

That joins the others to create quite a show

The rich blue sky and bright autumn sun

Enrich those leaves with extra contrast

Till a riot of beautiful colors appears all around

Reflected as a glow on water, windows and walls


This season of fall, just before winter

A time of seeming death as leaves die

Yet, only preparing the tree for the rest needed

To grow new leaves in the spring and start again

How like God to allow us to view the brilliant display

As the leaves depart in a blaze of fine glory

Leaving lingering beauty in our minds

For the more subdued days of winter to come

So, let us enjoy this developing show and watch

For bits of soft color developing into more

As the intense brilliance bursts here and there

A short glory made memorable by its brevity

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  1. What a beautiful post to wake up with! Thank you for sharing!

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it! The trees are lovely now and more are turning every day. The warmer weather is beautiful, too, and I am enjoying this bit of summer like weather before winter sets in. Thank you for visiting. :)

  2. Beautiful photo's. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you. It is such a beautiful time of the year and I love getting shots of the beauty. So glad you visited. :)

  3. It is surely a brilliant display by God! Thanks so much for linking up at our party - #FaithAndWorshipChristianWeekend 9.

    1. God always amazes me with the scenes He puts on display for us to enjoy! :)

  4. Beautiful! This years colors were God's artistry at its best!
    Hopping here from Grammy's Grid.
    Blessings to you and yours!

  5. They were wonderful this year, and a good reason to thank God for His creation. :)

  6. Gods creation is breathtakingly beautiful this time of year. Thanks for linking up with us at the #FaithAndWorshipChristianWeekend 9 Sharing