Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fading Beauty

 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.

And yet
I feel compelled to visit and say 
goodbye to the solid
echinacea, 
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
Indeed.

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 
everything.
We hear every day a new death count.
Sobering.

The fires.
The flooding.
The damage.

We were spared 
but not untouched.

Our thoughts are with them.
Our prayers lifted up.

5 comments:

Susy said...

Good morning sweet Becky. I enjoyed your fading beauties and your thoughts on the new season - also beautiful. So grateful you were spared any damaged from Sandy. Blessings. xo

Vee said...

Amen, your words are almost like a prayer... So glad that you, in the center of things, came through well.

Theresa said...

Praise God that you all were spared from the Storm! Beautiful pictres dear friend, BIG HUGS!

Linda Gross said...

I am happy to read that you and your family are okay after Hurricane Sandy passed through. It is heartbreaking to hear of and see all the destruction and deaths from the storm.

Speaking of Autumn, it is my husband's second least favorite season. He doesn't enjoy riding the motorcycle as well because the sun is too low in the sky for much of the day. It is also the predecessor to Bob's least favorite season -- Winter. I enjoy the colors and the cooler temperatures after a hot summer.

JD said...

Beautiful post, Becky...The photos of the leaves is pretty, but after that nasty storm, and all that wind...not too many leaves left on trees around here. I am just very thankful, that our trees remained standing...All the LOUD wind passing through made me very nervous, but we were fortunate...only lost our power for a short time...and no damage..
I'm feeling and praying too for all those who suffered so much because of Sandy.