Fading beauty is still beautiful.
There is something bittersweet about Autumn.
Days get shorter.
Our activities shift and we know before long
our contact with neighbors will be far less
as we hunker down for the long winter.
Our gaze shifts from the flower beds which have
brought so much pleasure all Spring and Summer
to the heights of the trees.
Their blazing color
grabs the eye.
There is no doubt about that.
I feel compelled to visit and say
goodbye to the solid
the mums and even my roses
as they take their final gasp.
Most of the Echinacea had run its course weeks ago.
Yet, this particular little bit
opened late and continued the impact of color
beside our entry door.
Until the Spring then.....
Thanks for a job well done!
Fading beauty is still beauty
On a different note -
We fared very well during Hurricane Sandy.
It was windy, of course, but we've experienced worse.
Perhaps it was that the eye passed directly over us
that kept things a bit more sedate.
Or, it just could be that we were spared
for no reason other than that
God willed it that way.
Whatever the case.
My heart breaks for those who lost
We hear every day a new death count.
We were spared
but not untouched.
Our thoughts are with them.
Our prayers lifted up.