September 2, 2009


photo from Southern Living

Although the actual calendar day to mark the beginning of Fall is 20 days away, it is already starting to feel a little more like my favorite season around here. The temperatures are dipping and the breeze is picking up. Have you ever noticed you can smell fall? Yes, smell fall. That's one of my favorite parts. My other favorite part is the colors. Oh the colors! The ginkgo tree above is one of the most brilliant trees during fall. We had them all around our college campus and I do not think I had ever seen one before then. At least, I had not seen them the way that I see them now. They are gorgeous!

For now I will force myself to spend the next few days enjoying what Summer has to offer, but I am anxious for all the joys of Fall too. I am thankful we live in a place where the seasons can be enjoyed individually and do not feel all the same.

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:

a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
What does the worker gain from his toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on men. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil—this is the gift of God. I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere him.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-14

This post is linked up at The Inspired Room's Get Inspired for Fall Nesting Party!


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog; I enjoyed yours too! We always apple pick at our uncle's orchard, but I know that a lot of orchards are "open". We love it because we press our own fresh cider!
    Have a happy fall. God bless.
    Anna Kintigh

  2. What a beautiful post, and so very fitting for a change of season. I love your header. This is my first time on your blog. love it! come by for a visit when you can.

  3. Beautiful tree! I totally agree with you that fall has a certain smell-I love it and get a bit giddy when I first notice it!

  4. Lovely post to celebrate the transistion of seasons, it is a delicious time of year to savor and enjoy.

  5. Oh the ginkgo trees! I <3 them! I've always loved seeing them turn yellow in the fall but it wasn't until quite recently that I learned what kind of tree I was beholding.