For from the greatness and beauty of created things
comes a corresponding perception of their Creator.
(Wisdom of Solomon 13:5)
Some prognosticators have been predicting a beautiful autumn in our area. Weather conditions were apparently just right this past spring and summer for an awesome display of autumn colors.
In 1 Chronicles 16:33-36 we read these words:
Then shall the trees of the forest sing for joy
before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth.
O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever.
“Save us, O God of our salvation,
and gather and rescue us from among the nations,
that we may give thanks to your holy name,
and glory in your praise.
Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.”
Isaiah the Prophet writes in 55:11-12:
So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
For you shall go out in joy,
and be led back in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall burst into song,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
The only sad part is that the peak color lasts such a very short time. The winds and rains soon wash out and wash away the colors leaving us with a winter landscape.
You can find all my photos of this year’s awesome autumn at Fr. Ted’s Photo Albums.
You can find links to other photoblogs I’ve posted at Fr. Ted’s Photoblogs.