Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday: Fall in Pictures

Every Fall my mom and I have the same argument. What season is better...Spring or Fall? My favorite is fall. I love the feel of the air and the color of the tress. My mom loves Spring. She loves the new life and warmth is brings after the cold months.

I can't help but squeal with happiness when I see the tress start to change colors. It's so beautiful! I start working around the outside of the house. Raking up dead leaves. Pulling the plants out of the garden. They are all dead and to me they remind me of something beautiful. I am most beautiful when I die to myself. When I give up all control and give it over to God. 

I have a soft spot in my heart for the beat up and broken. I have a place in my mind where I constantly think about the fact that Fall will bring death. The reminder that death is what has given me life is a wonderful thing.  Death is a confusing time. When I hear that people have passed on I am never sure what response to have. To live is Christ. To die is gain. Sadness for us, pure joy for them.

So yes the death of the plants brings a bit of sadness to some. We know what follows it. I don't dare say! But just around the corner new life is coming. Sadness for the time being. Pure joy in the near future.

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  1. Great photos! I love the truck one :) Popping in from SITS -- Beckera

  2. I love the photos - very creative. Thanks for stopping by my blog. SITS! :)


  3. Love your photos and your conversation! My father died about a month ago it's hard to remember that to die is gain! But it's so true. Thanks for pointing out what should have been obvious!

  4. Oh those are lovely photos, I love the contrast!

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

  5. I love the photos but I have to say I'm a fall lover as well mainly because I don't like it to hot in the summer and not to cold in the winter but I think what I like most about the fall is the warm colors of the trees. Nice post.

  6. I think each season has a special reason why we like them, but fall by far is my favorite. In South Dakota it doesn't last very long before winter sneaks it's way in but those short moments are never short lived! So glad I found another person who likes fall just as much! :)

  7. I love your take on this. I lost a great friend last fall to melanoma. I don't know that I'll ever not be able to think of her with the fall season, and I need to do better in focusing on the newness she is experiencing now. She knew Jesus and now knows no pain--thank you for that sweet reminder today!

  8. Great pics! Visiting from SITS. Thanks for visiting me today!

  9. Thanks for visiting my blog and thank you for taking a different spin on todays SITS challenge. You are so right, as the leaves fall and die, change and newness is coming.


  10. A nice post...the message was received. But I couldn't help thinking that a lot of plants go dormant, not dying at all, which gives us hope as well. Thanks for sharing,

    1. So true! I am glad you brought that up. Something new for me to think about! :) Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Interesting take on fall. I love it, too, for many of the same reasons. :)

    Thanks for stopping by Enjoying the Course