With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: After the Rain

Thursday, October 20, 2011

After the Rain

 Right after heavy rains, the front went through and the sky
became blue and filled with fluffy white clouds.

The sun shown down and caused glistening raindrops

glowing golden leaves

 vivid orange mums

 and multicolored maples
~No wonder autumn is a favorite season for so many~

Autumn is youthful, mirthful, frolicsome ~ the child of summer's joy ~ and
on every side there are suggestions of juvenility and mischief.

While spring is a careful artist who paints each flower
with delicate workmanship,
autumn flings whole pots of paint about in wild carelessness.

The crimson and scarlet colours reserved for roses and tulips are
splashed on the brambles till every bush is aflame, and the
old creeper-covered house blushes like a sunset.
Roger Wray


NanaDiana said...

Beautiful prose and gorgeous pictures to go with it! You take amazing photos, Lorraine! xo Diana

Maple Lane said...

Such pretty pictures you have shared of God's beautiful world in fall.

Petra said...

Beautiful poem and your photos are always so good!

Jeane` said...

I absolutely appreciate you sharing your photographic talent! It is a wonderfully cozy, reflective and somehow comforting time of year. Your pictures capture it's essence beautifully! (As I type, the oven just signaled it's ready for the Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake recipe I just whipped together from this beautiful blog. Thank you!!).

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Your pictures are absolutely stunning! And that's a great idea to freeze your herbs, but even with them the pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!! Enjoy your day!

Maggie Ann said...

Ooooh, I love your photograpy skills! Beautiful..

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

Did you take all of these pictures in your own yard? Wow! God's handiwork is amazing.

Maryann said...

Beautiful photos, I am afraid our trees are not going to be too pretty this year, too hot and too dry

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Those trees are gorgeous and your photography captures them perfectly.

Leslie said...

autumn is my favorite...everything about it just seems so perfect....the cool breezes, the colorful leaves blowing around, the cold night....my absolute fave!!!

Ann said...

Such gorgeous autumn colors. I hope that it stops raining soon around here and I get to enjoy a little more of autumn before it turns in to winter.

Karen said...

What a treat this beautiful post is!! Thank you so much for sharing the gorgeous pics and words!


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