Autumn

The Forever Sky

The Forever Sky

I don’t know why I’m so overcome with gratefulness today. I’m certainly not going to complain.

There are just some days when I see the art and the beauty and the redemption in everything that meets my eyes and ears. These days are rare and under constant threats of endangerment.

How do I make days like these happen more often?

I can’t process things with my hands and feet in the front yard dirt like I normally do. The typical Florida weather has been replaced with some type of cold that is rare to November, especially in these parts. But I don’t care. Today I’m connecting with something else; the forever sky.

There’s something about the sun that is different in the cold, fall Florida sky. It shines brighter. The shadows in everything are muted, and it’s as if the great photographer over exposes the scenery, making objects crisp.

Oh, but the yellows and browns in the leaves that lay in abundance on my almost-dead grass. The colors are saturated. Greens are left in waiting as these colors run deep all over the street.

Deepening me.

Then I look up into the forever sky, and I try to fathom my God who dwells up there, somewhere and everywhere in the Forever. And in that Forever, He is able to look down, past the galaxies and black holes and see little me.

And not only does he sees me, but his eyes find me with fondness. With love. With pleasure.

I don’t understand it. But, I am grateful.

Two Babes in a Pumpkin Patch

Sunday evening we decided to go to the local Methodist Church’s pumpkin patch that they have every year with our friends who have the cutest little baby girl. It was around 5:30, so the lighting was just perfect. Abram of course had to wear his dinosaur hat, and Annabelle was sporting her new coat we found at the Micanopy festival on Saturday. It is the most precious felt coat! We had a lot of fun at the pumpkin patch taking sweet pictures and laughing at my ridiculous son.

Fall/Winter Plans and Such

Each year as the seasons turn, I never prepare for the next season that is about to commence. This inevitably always means that I never really partake in the seasons’ activities, such as Christmas baking, Halloween decorating, etc. I am determined to be more involved with fall/winter this year. Here are some of my goals, both related to the seasons and to life in general.

1) Finally learn how to freaking sew!

2) Fix my vintage typewriter.

3) Actually decorate for Halloween… gasp!

4) Do some fall travelling, and get up to the  Carolina’s for peak fall foliage.

5) Bake as many festive dishes and desserts as possible!

What are your goals for this fall season? Wanna keep each other in check to make sure we do them?