Posts Tagged "autumn"

Overflowing with Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016 in Articles | 2 comments

Overflowing with Thanksgiving

Ribbons of sunlight and slight patches of blue push through the clouds.  Gray skies, gusting winds, freezing temperatures, and steady, blowing snow have held me hostage.  Nearly four feet of snow fell in less than 48 hours.  The calendar may still say “Autumn,” but the picture outside my window definitely says “Winter.”  The snow clings to every leafless, barren branch.  The cold bites through layers of clothes.   The sunlight and blue sky, while sparse, are comforting.  I close my eyes and whisper “Thank you, Lord, for the sun and blue sky.”   I open my eyes and...

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Sweet Gratitude and Joy

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Articles | 0 comments

Sweet Gratitude and Joy

Yesterday was the first day of autumn.  The leaves started their turn a few weeks ago.  The trees around the house have been dropping seedlings and tiny berries since early September.  (During the night, it sounds like hail pounding the roof!)  The nights are cool, cool enough to fire up the furnace.  The squirrels are growing their fluffy tails to keep them warm during the winter that is soon to come.  They scamper around the yard, competing with the chipmunks for the best morsels to store away in their nests.  All the signs of the change of seasons are here.    I’m never...

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Autumn Leaves and Winter Snows

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Articles | 0 comments

Autumn Leaves and Winter Snows

I moved to New York in September of 1996.  I had been living in Georgia where the temperature was still a toasty 90 degrees and the sun was beating hot on the world (well, the world as I saw it).  The first night I was in my new home, I thought I was going to freeze.  It was 50 degrees that night and the days were in the 60’s and very overcast.  Within a few weeks, the leaves had started to change and fall to the ground and the temperature had fallen with them.  I was raking leaves almost daily, my summer clothes were already packed away and my opinion of Central New York was of a most...

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Autumn Melodies

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

Autumn Melodies

“I will praise the Lord with my whole heart in the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.  The works of the Lord are great, studied by all who have pleasure in them.  His work is honorable and glorious, and His righteousness endures forever.  He has made His wonderful works to be remembered.”  Psalm 111:1-4a It was a blustery morning.  The wind whipped the tree branches against the side of the house as I readied to run my errands.  The wind whistled a lonely tune through the window panes that didn’t quite blend with my Choral Praise music that filled the inside air.  I...

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Changing Seasons

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

Changing Seasons

I have never been a fan of winter.  I don’t like to be cold and I don’t like snow.  Winters in Upstate New York usually start early in November and don’t finally end until the end of May.  The middle months – January and February – are treacherous, travel nearly impossible.  Without fail, at least one entire week in February is spent confined to the house, the roads closed and businesses shut down due to the impassible conditions, whole-family-effort needed to clear the driveway and sidewalk of the snow – not once or twice during the day, but over several hours, many times...

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