The changing colors of the leaves signal fall and decorate the landscape and make us catch our breath at the beauty.
Fall reminds us to step back and look at the landscape of our lives, too, In this season between summer fun and winter cold, we can evaluate the hills and valleys, the highs and lows. We can look at what we want to keep in our day to day agendas and what needs to fall off the trees of our time to make room for new growth.
As the seasons go round and round, I like to think of the Bible prayer, “Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” I struggle with how quickly time goes by, how the seasons come faster each year, which activities to hold onto and which to let go of to make way for something different. This fall, once again, I’m wrestling with questions of time and fleeting days and how to fill them.
One of the secrets of fall is that change can be not only difficult but lovely. We can learn to drink in the beauty of the colors, sit under the leaves as they fall and welcome whatever lies ahead.
Linking up with Bigger Picture, This or That Thursday, Sweet Shot Tuesdays, Communal Global and Texture Tuesdays, where the theme is “orange,” as in fall leaves. It’s still hot and summery where I live, so I’m posting photos from a trip to the Berkshires in Massachusetts in early fall a few years ago. Photos are edited with Kim Klassen’s texture Evolve2.