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

the air is different today
the wind sings with a new tone
sighing of changes coming…
~Rhawk, Alban Elfed

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“Summer, barbarous in beauty,” ended yesterday in the autumnal equinox’s circle of equal light and equal night. Now we can, during the course of autumn’s mellow morns and brisk eves, savor long our harvests and go deep into our reflections of what has been accomplished and learned on this year’s trip around the sun. Harsh wintry chills, though soon to be on the horizon, will not set in for quite a while, and so there are yet ample hours before winter’s seclusion is imposed to spend time in nature’s haunts and reminisce about the fruitfulness of all that has come to us this year. So, let us all joyfully enter the autumn courts of Creation with what remains of our annual “time coin” and ponder why we were given this year, what reached in and touched us, and how deep the imprint of our encounters and experiences went. In so doing we shall be able to assess what we began that might endure, what or whom we impacted with goodness, where we allowed ourselves to receive and give love, as well as when and where we made a positive difference in the world.

For the LORD your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy will be complete. ~Deuteronomy 16:15b   ✝

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26 thoughts on “496. Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree. ~Emily Brontë

  1. What a sweet picture, Nathalie! Did you take that? I adore owls and I’m thrilled that we have so many in the woods where we live..they’re talking a lot these days looking for mates 😉

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    • No, I didn’t take it, Annette. I wish we had owls where I live. I found the photo on Pinterest as I noted at the bottom of my post. I pray all is well with you and that your book is coming all well. Blessings, N 🙂 ❤

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  2. Love this and I very much love the image of the owl—as I have quite an affinity for owls—he is offset so lovely in a wash of golden autumn—which mind you, I am waiting on with grand expectation 🙂
    Hugs to you –you who have made a difference in my life this year 🙂
    cookie

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    • How sweet of your Cookie. You have contributed much to my world this year as well and are a valued friend and blogger. I love owls too but never see any in and around our neighborhood. I wish I did. Hugs, N ❤

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  3. Thank you for this rich autumnal blessing in words and pictures, Natalie! I like the thought of reflecting over the past seasons and taking stock of our living and giving thanks for God’s bounty. Hugs, Laura

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    • Thank you, Trini. I’m thrilled that I connected with you and so many other lovely folks on my blog this year as well. It has been a while since I’ve met so many new and wonderful people. Hugs and love, N 🙂 ❤

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    • Ya know, Susan, it’s my favorite time of year too, at least until spring comes and grabs my heart! As beautiful as spring is though there is just something especially mellow, magical, and captivating about autumn. I pray we both have a long and fabulous one this year. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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