199. Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering down from the autumn tree… ~Emily Brontë

How silently they tumble down
And come to rest upon the ground
To lay a carpet, rich and rare,
Beneath the trees without a care,
Content to sleep, their work well done,
Colors gleaming in the sun.
~Elsie N. Brady



Pat.  Pat, pat.  Pat, pat, pat.  Pat.  Pat, pat.  Pat.  Pat, pat, pat.  “Listen to the falling rain; listen to it fall.”  A remembered lyric from an old José Feliciano song ran through my mind.  But wait, I didn’t feel anything wet and the afternoon sun was shining in a cloudless sky.  So if it wasn’t rain, what on earth had I heard behind me.  As I turned to investigate, I saw that it was indeed raining, but not in the way I expected.  November’s gusting winds were letting loose hundreds of colored leaves from their woody perches.  The ones not already brought down by the rains of recent days were not tumbling down silently as Brady suggests; they were pelting the shed, the greenhouse, the birdbaths, and the ground so forcefully that they sounded like huge raindrops.  So it was pouring all right; it was raining leaf after leaf after leaf, pretty autumn tinted leaves, and the air in which they were dancing was made gold and red and ripe.

For You make me glad by Your deeds, Lord; I sing for joy at what Your hands have done.  ~Psalm 92:4  ✝


11 thoughts on “199. Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering down from the autumn tree… ~Emily Brontë

  1. Pingback: 199. Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering down from the autumn tree… ~Emily Brontë | Sacred Touches

  2. It’s funny how the leaves are suddenly one day so beautiful then just as suddenly along comes the weather with its winds, and poof, the leaves are gone…the same may be said our leaves, which are now scattered throughout the yard—and after today… a soggy lot!! The bulk of the rain has moved out, there is still a chance of snow in the morning—then bitter cold.
    I agree about the work of the Divine— as our encounters with others often just pop in from no where. He’s good like that 🙂
    Bestowing blessings upon us just when we need them –even if we were not mindful of our need —-Happy evening Natalie


  3. It is funny how that happens. We still have a lot to go, but man oh man did lot of them come down today and last weekend. Oh I do hope your weather doesn’t get too bad. It’s supposed to freeze here tonight but not all that low. The Lord does know what and who we need to keep us lifted up. I love that about Him. I hope you have an enjoyable evening as well. Natalie 🙂


    • Oh, I love frosts. It makes things look so pretty. We’ve yet to have one this year. Thanks for visiting again; it’s good to hear from you, Annette, and to know that all is well with you. Blessings, Natalie 🙂


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