I was a little sad when the leaves were gathered today.
I love the beautiful messiness of Autumn.
Crunching and nuts underfoot punctuated by color so bold it takes my breath away...
As the nights breathed cold the dew settled longer,
jewels perched atop the discarded and fallen cloak.
Acorns, with their perfect little elf-hats, remind me of the gathering taking place by creatures high above.
Preparation is underway for the soon-coming winter.
Now we begin the retreat...
To soft blankets.
To cuddles with a warm cup of tea.
And we prepare to give thanks for the grace and mercy He so freely lavishes upon us.
Yes, in this season we must give thanks.