Friday, October 1, 2021

Heavenly Autumn

 


I have never been a lover of the hot days and I hope John Donne was right when he said it will always be autumn in heaven.

                                             Elizabeth Goudge in 

                                The Joy of the Snow

  

7 comments:

  1. Autumn is beautiful but the season makes me sad. My son, my father, my grandfather and my mother-in-law all died in September and October. And when I see all the beautiful trees and flowers withering up and fading away, it's only a constant reminder that winter is right around the corner and I absolutely dread winter. It's a way-too-long, miserable season here in northeast Illinois.

    I need to move to California. ;-)

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  2. Mr. Donne! I've never heard this.

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  3. I have discovered this month that autumn is easier to love in drier climates. When I arrived home from the high and dry country I felt the damp cold in my bones right away. I guess autumn is like winter, in that having the right clothes helps -- and plenty of hot tea, and brisk walks, too, I'm sure.

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  4. A lovely quote, but when I picture heaven, I think of spring: flowers blooming, gardens growing, birds chirping, sun warming, blossoms scenting...all signs of new life, and an eternal one!

    In any case, I believe it's a good idea to appreciate each season; after all, the Lord gave us four different ones, each providing us with so much beauty and hope, in its own way.

    Happy weekend, my fall-loving friend!
    Poppy xo

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