Silence reigns. There is not even a whisper of a breeze. The only movement I detect is falling leaves.
Every day for the last little while the leaves have steadily succumbed to the lack of nutrients and have given up; plunging from the heights of the host tree, and falling to the ground below.
To begin, it was a slow process. Now the leaves cover the green lawn with a brown overcoat. It looks sad. It also looks pretty. It also means we have cleanup to do. The leaves were only cleared yesterday. 🙂
I am not a lover of fall, because of what comes next. Winter holds no joy for me. I dislike the cold – intensely. I do have to admit to loving the colors of fall. The spectacular array of golds, oranges and reds displayed are breath-takingly beautiful.
This morning, the day was grey and misty. No bird songs, only squirrels searching for a tasty treat, or hastily hiding one in my flower beds and lawn.
The vista before me was of a misty wonderland. Then the sun began to break through and the landscape changed again, all the while maintaining utter silence.
I love a quiet, contemplative start to my morning. It is my ‘God-time.’
My hope for you is that your day started well; quietly and in an orderly fashion and continues that way.