Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Transition


Summer is waving goodbye and autumn is coming to say hello. These are days when nature transforms from its summer visage to autumnal resplendence.

Some days are rainy, but not the kind of rains that soak one up. Just light showers that refresh and glaze the foliage.









It did rain a little hard one day, but I still call it a beautiful day.





At times, after the rain, the ground steams up and the resulting mists float in the air like a flimsy veil.




Some days are full of sunshine. At times the sun is so glaring in its brightness but the air is not so hot.








Some days are dark and cloudy, but the clouds clear out in the evening and the sun emblazons the sky with its golden glow.





Some days are windy, inciting the trees to play their soulful music as the twigs sway gracefully and the leaves click one another. In the process, the leaves that have turned yellow are shaken off and they fall like showers of gold that beautifully blanket the ground under the trees.






The grasses that have been withered by the summer heat are replaced by new offshoots that are greener and more lustrous.





More late summer flowers are still blooming to fill the gray days with joyful colors.




The berries have ripened and tempt the onlookers to pick them.




The apples too are ready for harvesting.




The forests teem with mushrooms of different varieties.




The fishers are out to catch fishes that are more predominant in this period.





Insects, like bees, butterflies and ladybugs feast on the flowers' sweet bounty.





The nights are darker now, but the sun still glows as late as 8 p.m.




Many other marvelous things are taking place during this transition between summer and autumn. These are the miracles that are happening everyday, miracles which become possible only because of the great love and wisdom of our Creator. And these miracles will go on day after day, season after season, year after year, forever and ever.


"To you the day belongs; also, to you the night belongs.
You yourself prepared the luminary, even the sun.
It was you that set up all the boundaries of the earth;
Summer and winter—you yourself formed them."
- Psalm 74:16,17





"For all the days the earth continues, seed sowing and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night, will never cease.”
- Genesis 8:22





"Give thanks to the Lord of the lords:
For his loving-kindness is to time indefinite;
To the Doer of wonderful, great things by himself:
For his loving-kindness is to time indefinite."
- Psalm 136:3,4





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