Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter are my favorite seasons. But Autumn and Winter are my most favorite. The promise of cold temperatures and lengthening nights is my idea of a good season. A phone with a decent camera makes capturing seasonal highlights convenient. Below is a collage of an autumn day in Michigan. I love the spectacle of color and the progressive nakedness of the trees. Also below is a prayer inspired by leaf shapes and the colors of the season.
“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.” (Isaiah 40:8 NIV)
While Michigan is enjoying the natural course of leaf turning and leaf dropping, people and trees on the East Coast have suffered an early winter. A New York Times slide show presents pictures of people coping with loss of power and fallen trees and branches.