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.