Autumn Leaves


I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with autumn.

As Children we are, for some reason, required to choose favourites; favourite subject, favourite colour, favourite number, season, month, friend. So, when presented with four seemingly equitable seasons, I chose autumn. I liked the wind, I thought the colours were pretty, I liked the sound of the name and it wasn’t cliché. (Most girls liked spring because of the flowers and butterflies and bunnies.) So I chose autumn.

But that was as a kid. Since then, experience has taught me that I do have a favourite season: Summer. And autumn not only marks the end of summer, but heralds the dreaded winter with its ever increasing plunges into dark frigidity.

Despite this melancholy, one thing remains. Autumn is beautiful. I love that as a crisp, fresh chill descends onto the hills, the leaves change, almost overnight, to the most vibrant shades of red and orange. And then, almost more than ever, God is a painter.

15 comments on “Autumn Leaves

  1. emilyj23 says:

    Love it! I love Autumn personally, cause its the beginning of hot chocolate, fluffy blankets and socks! 🙂

  2. Diane says:

    I love Autumn too. It’s a repreive from the heat of summer and the beginning of warm drinks and chats around the fire and snuggling up with a good book – and the leaves!

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  4. Nancy Ruegg says:

    It’s a beautiful spring day in May, and you have me wishing for autumn! Here in Florida autumn means a respite from the heat and humidity–finally. It means we can light candles again. And though we may not experience the splashes of color that typify fall up north, we do see plenty of evidence of God, the Artist. ‘Love your concluding line that brings attention to Him and His incredible gifts to us in creation. Thank you also for stopping by my blog!

    • sarsrose says:

      haha the grass is always greener hey, though I do admit I’m not a fan of humidity!
      Glad you enjoyed this post. Thank you so much for visiting! x

  5. So true. God gives us autumn with it’s vivid display of color, just before the stark white of winter. Thank you for visiting and following my blog.

  6. Edina says:

    That picture in the top, is it yours? It’s aweasome

    • sarsrose says:

      Thank you! No it’s not. I found it just by googling Autumn, though I did later research to find out that it is (as far as is known) a creative commons pic.

  7. sf says:

    Wanted to double-Like this post!

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