Monday, August 11, 2008

This Fleeting Season


Late Summer,Tuscany
Hazel Barker


Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer's year-It brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul.
~Author Unknown~

Then followed that beautiful season...Summer...
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light;
and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow~

In less than 3 weeks our granddaughter goes back to school.All I have spoken to have said the same thing..."Where has the summer gone to.?"It is as if it had just begun and now is set to leave in about a month.Such a fleeting season.The landscape and weather here have been aware of it's all too brief presence and have slowly,gently responded to Autumn's beckoning.The sun,that gave us so many extra hours of daylight and cerulean skies is now fading into the soft nights much earlier now.The mornings,though still lovely and bright,at times,are definitely cooler.I welcome this chilly respite.I love watching,in anticipation,how the changing of seasons affects the earth.My eager blue eyes gaze with expectation for that first flame colored leaf to adorn the abundant trees here in our apartment complex.I look with joy upon the golden glowing landscape that is Autumn.I rejoice and give thanks to the One who created such exquisite beauty in Autumn and in each of the seasons.He says in Ecclesiastes 3:10 that"He has made everything beautiful in it's time."Each season on the calendar,each season or time of our life,has it's own unique beauty.It's own special fingerprint from the hand of God.His seal of approval so to speak.It's important that we enjoy each season that we are in at present for what it is.To relish each day as it comes.For life is like the seasons of the year.They are often too quickly gone.And unable to be retrieved once gone.Have a blessed day everyone.

10 comments:

Mimi said...

your picture of the seasons makes me yearn for the changing seasons...I miss that here...
I love your music also...makes me feel like I am walking in a garden

Denise said...

I love the seasons of nature and marvel at the hand of God as I see the colors change....... but there are days that I struggle with the changing seasons in my life.... I need to learn that we are to be content in our season..... We are always learning……. That is the joy of living in Christ…… I am always discovering that He has all things in control………. Help me to accept change and understand that in all things He is the creator………. He is the lover of my soul…..

I so enjoy your blog and will come back when I can……………..

Mary said...

Sharon,

I love the changing of the seasons also. One of my favorite seasons is autumn, when He paints the trees in reds, yellows, and oranges of autumn. In our area we have many evergreen trees and they make a beautiful backdrop for the splashes of color. My other favorite is spring, when the earth is rich with rebirth.

Winter can be lovely but I do not like the cold or shoveling the snow. Still, there is much beauty of the earth in winter. Summer is often to hot for me, but this year we haven't had much humidity and that has suited me much better. Even with excessive rain, it has not been hot and humid as it usually is, so I have enjoyed this summer.

Thank you for dropping by my Writing Nook. It's so nice to meet you and I hope you will drop by again.

Blessings,
Mary

Sharon said...

Mimi...thanks so much for stopping by.I am glad this little nook has a "garden"feel to it for you.Smile.I find a garden is a restful,peaceful place and wanted this space to feel just that way.Bless you~Sharon

Sharon said...

Hello Denise!
Thanks for stopping by.I too struggle at times with the season in which I find myself.So,when I wrote this piece,I was essentially speaking to myself as well...praise God...seasons change...on their own schedule but they do change.Hope to "see" you again...Blessings~Sharon

Sharon said...

Hello Mary:
Nice to meet you as well.I will definitely drop by again.I have you bookmarked.Smile.I love to see evergreens against a riot of Autumn color.We see that a lot here in Oregon.Bless you~Sharon

Debbie in CA : ) said...

How sweet of you to remind me what I have forgotten in this difficult time. The days of hot summer drag on and my thankfulness flags a bit. Sorrows in life shadow the joy when we mope. Today I moped. Thank you for pointing me toward the sonshine. I look up and smile. God is so good! : )

Sharon said...

You're most welcome Debbie!:-)Bless you~Sharon

tonia said...

that painting is so beautiful! wow. i love that.

and so are your words, sharon. you are a lovely writer...and i know we share a love of autumn.

love to you, sweet friend.

tonia

Sharon said...

Bless your heart Tonia...I am so glad to see you here!Yes,since growing up in Sacramento I have always loved Autumn's arrival if but for the cooler temps alone...the beauty of the season is simply the icing on the cake for me!Much love to you too sweet friend...Sharon