Thursday, October 22, 2015

Thursday Photos

The question, "Which is the happiest season of life?" was asked of an aged man.
And he replied: "When spring comes, and in the soft air the buds are breaking
on the trees, and they are covered with blossoms, I think, 'How beautiful is spring';
and when summer comes and covers the trees with its heavy foliage, and singing birds
are among the branches, I think, 'How beautiful is summer.' When autumn loads them
with golden fruit, and their leaves bear the gorgeous tint of frost, I think, 'How
beautiful is autumn.' And when it is severe winter, and there is neither foliage nor
fruit, then I look up through the leafless branches as I never could
until now, and see the stars shine in God's home.

Leaves are starting to change as Autumn struggles to take hold, but....
...summer continues to hang on.
Cloud cluster over the high school
 The sun shining brightly over the church on Sunday morning.

 Another gorgeous sky picture.

The other day I got to thinking about how things have changed since I retired.  I was always in such a hurry, I had no time to take notice of the awesome beauty that surrounds me.  Today I am in awe of all the gifts that nature provides.  Feels good  to slow down and admire all that Mother Nature gives us.


  1. Yes, time to stop and smell the roses! Sounds wonderful!

  2. It's always a good thing to just stop and BE for a few minutes every day. The leaves are still on the trees and green here in Texas! Albeit a faded tired old green. Soon they will begin to fall and we are supposed to get some serious rain today and for the next week. All that rain in the spring and then nothing since. Mother Nature has her own ideas about things!

  3. Oh, you still have a bit of summer! We are definitely in Autumn, and it's rather on the cold side!! Nice to have time to enjoy things, instead of constantly rushing. Enjoy !! :)

  4. With open eyes, hearts and mind there is beauty everywhere. For which I am very, very grateful.