Autumn Colors (2)

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The Bible does not focus much on nature for nature’s sake.  Most often in Scripture, creation speaks to us about the Creator and nature serves God’s purposes, so it allows us to know what God intends or is doing.  I still find the autumn color change to be awesome, and  worthy of showcasing in photos (see also my post Autumn Colors 1).  I don’t have to travel far to see the beauty in creation.

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Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy
before the LORD; for he is coming,
for he is coming to judge the earth.

(Psalms 96:12-13)

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So it towered high
above all the trees of the field;
its boughs grew large
and its branches long,
from abundant water in its shoots.
All the birds of the air
made their nests in its boughs;
under its branches all the animals of the field
gave birth to their young;
and in its shade
all great nations lived.

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It was beautiful in its greatness,
in the length of its branches;
for its roots went down
to abundant water.
The cedars in the garden of God could not rival it,
nor the fir trees equal its boughs;
the plane trees were as nothing
compared with its branches;
no tree in the garden of God
was like it in beauty.

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I made it beautiful
with its mass of branches,
the envy of all the trees of Eden
that were in the garden of God. 

(Ezekiel 31:5-9)

 

You can find all of my fall color photos at Autumn 2019.

4 thoughts on “Autumn Colors (2)

  1. Mark Isaac

    Super photos Father Ted. I especially like the portrait of the tree trunk — very creative composition. And I love Psalm 96 too; it’s my Saturday morning psalm.
    Thanks for posting these photos.

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  3. I’m sure your photos also serve God’s purposes by causing me to say, “Glory to God!” and “Thank you, Lord, for all the beauty of the earth!” etc.

    Thank you, Father Ted, for sharing them :-)

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