This morning … what do I say about this morning? Ahh … sigh … a sigh of satisfaction and the general sense of well being. Autumn, one of my favorite times of the year. Crisp cool air, rusty colored leaves, and here in the deep fried south, the sun divinely brightens the day with joy. Nature, the gift from God that lifts one’s soul if one takes the time to experience it … savor it … and the one who pauses to relish its beauty is blessed with inner peace and comfort.
I know I sound all mushy and slightly gushy, but that is just what happens to me in the autumn and spring, or if I am experiencing a new beauty found in nature. I feel that one can know God in his creation. The beauty so overwhelming. Once, while driving through the western states, I had to pull over and cry. I was not sure I could handle even one more beautiful sight. The landscape out west varies from mile to mile and I was so overcome by it’s beauty I really cried. For those of you who don’t know–I rarely cry.
I love my home state of Alabama. Here, we bask in sunlight and rain most of the year. Four months in the summer we are quite toasty, but our winters are usually mild. Where we shine is in the Spring and Fall. Our weather is so incredible. Sunshine and mild temperatures that simply beguile a body to move out into the wonderful outdoors. I feel so peaceful today. The sunlight gently kissed my skin as the autumn’s cool breeze brought beautiful color to the trees and kept me cool for the entirety of my walk. Even while I jogged (I only jogged a bit–promise)–no heat stroke for Shonnie today.
I moved through the patterned light and trees, listening to music as my spirits lifted to a soar. I felt so high that ….. screech … kids descended on me and my energy collapsed and my brain faded and I can’t even remember what I was going to write. My walk was wonderful. My crash was horrific. Turns out I had not eaten enough–duh–go figure. Whatever fanciful thoughts I had dissolved along with my blood sugar drop. How ‘bout I share with ya some pics. 🙂
Blessings … S