874. As September advances, the light continues to don a succession of gowns that grow more and more golden, especially in the late afternoons. ~Natalie Scarberry

Nature’s seasons don’t change in one fell swoop. Instead they keep us tottering a while on the edge of that which comes next. And so it is with autumn! Inch by inch and day by day she proffers more signs of her coming. Acorns are dropping from the oaks, the squirrels quickly snap up the nutty little treasures, a random smattering of leaves are changing colors, and the days are growing shorter and shorter.

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The light this time of year,
eclipses summer light by far.

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An eerie feeling is in the air,
as we feel what great artist’s share.

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They go there for the light.
They go there for the color.
They go there for the sight,
of the Sun dancing on the water.

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And we come too, to catch the sight,
of dust floating in the light.

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Slanting beams through cracks and seams,
lazy days in and out of dreams.

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A time for calm and reflection.
A time to study light’s deflection.
~Excerpted lines from a poem
by Ronald W. Hull

Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. ~Proverbs 15:30  ✝

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34 thoughts on “874. As September advances, the light continues to don a succession of gowns that grow more and more golden, especially in the late afternoons. ~Natalie Scarberry

    • It depends, monsieur! Usually a couple of hours or maybe a little more depending on how much is involved in them. The one with all the flowers that I had to create collages out of took longer than most.
      The ones where I do most of the writing my self take longer as well. But hey, I’m retired and I enjoy doing it.
      Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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      • Why thank you for the lovely compliment, Brad. I sponsored the yearbook for 5 years at the High School where I taught, and in so doing I learned a lot about photography and how to lay photos out well so as to tell stories. As I always wanted to be an artist but lack the talent to draw and paint as well as that requires, this is a way for me to fulfill that creative need. Also, being an English teacher, I’ve always loved literature of all kinds. I’d like to have been a writer too, but alas, the talent for that wasn’t great either so I rely on others to say what I feel but am unable to express well in the written word. So you see, my friend, my posts are really labors of love that I waited a long time to be able to spend time on, and I’m so thankful the Lord has granted me this time to do that. Have a wonderful weekend. Love, N 🙂 ❤

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  1. Lovely Natalie. I don’t get to experience a true North American autumn anymore. I love where I live, and all the sun and warmth, but autumn also has special treasures, doesn’t it? As well as Pumpkin spice coffee drinks and thanksgiving yummies. 🙂
    Love and hugs ❤

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  2. Tellement bien observé, et si joliment retranscrit, avec votre pensée profonde, chère Natalie. Ce sont les trésors de l’automne, qui incitent à la réflexion n’est-ce pas. Ici en Bretagne, l’air change subtilement, mais la nature a gardé ses couleurs d’été. Vert ! – Bonne fin de semaine, mzny thanks, hugs and kisses – France

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    • Merci pour la belle commentaire, France. Les feuilles sont encore vertes ici aussi, sauf pour quelques-uns qui ont décidé qu’il est temps de changer. Et nous sommes encore assez chaud, mais il ya des changements subtils et chaque nouveau une belle refroidisseur matin maintenant. Donc, l’automne est sur ses cieux manière de remerciement. Il et le printemps sont mes deux saisons préférées de l’année. Je vous souhaite un merveilleux week-end aussi, mon ami. Hugs et bises, Natalie 🙂 ❤ xoxo


  3. You can certainly see your skills in the work you write.
    The arena hopes for more passionate writers such as you who are not afraid to mention how they believe.
    At all times follow your heart.


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