Monday, November 8, 2010

This makes me think... "this autumn day...."

God's World

by Edna St. Vincent Millay
O world, I cannot hold thee close enough! 
   Thy winds, thy wide grey skies!
Thy mists, that roll and rise!
Thy woods, this autumn day, that ache and sag
And all by cry with color! That gaunt crag
To crush! To lift the lean of that black bluff!
World, World, I cannot get thee close enough!
Long have I known a glory in it all,
   But never knew I this:
 Here is such a passion is

As stretcheth me apart, -- Lord, I do fear

Thou'st made the world too beautiful this year;
My soul is all but out of me,-- let fall
No burning leaf; prithee, let no bird call.


To those of you who listen to the Among Women Podcast, I thought I'd treat you to some of the last autumn images that we have around these parts before all the leaves fall.
The photos above and below were taken by my handy little iPhone camera during one of my many walks down our country lane... over to the horse farms and back.
And yes, I really do live down a country lane in New England.

yes, that's the sky's reflection in a little pond...

Granite stone walls are a fixture everywhere here.

Have a beautiful day, wherever YOU are in God's world!


  1. I just today finally put away my kids' shorts for the year figuring that even here in southern New Mexico, it is finally cold enough all the time for long pants. And darnit - it's supposed to be over 80 tomorrow! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the cool fall weather and have fall scenes on all of my computer wallpaper. Your pics are just what I needed to snap me out of the funk of still warm weather....thanks!

  2. Pat,

    What gorgeous photos! You are quite the photographer! I tried leaving a comment the other day and it didn't take. I love this time of year and all its beauty. Thanks for sharing it here.

    I too, live down a country lane in New England! We are blessed!


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