We have guests with us visiting from Ethiopia. It has been a joy to show them our stomping grounds here in Texas. Sadly, there isn’t much fall color in the metroplex. Last weekend, we drove to Tyler where the piney woods start. The color wasn’t as glorious as the aspens in Colorado or the oaks in Kansas City, but it was pretty. The turning red oaks and the Bradford pears saved the day.
We spent two days in Tyler and one day on a lake outside of Tyler where friends have a cabin. It was very secluded and a great getaway. I love that feeling of unwinding in the wild. It was pretty remote, so the drive in and out was gorgeous. We sat by the lake, listened to the wind, dodged pelting acorns dropping from the trees, watched the sun sparkle on the water and shine through the scarlet and golden leaves. We watched the leaves drop one by one and counted our blessings. We praised the God eternal, Creator of all.
The heavenly Artist paints the seasons with the breath of His beauty, the glory of His goodness, and the extravagance of love eternal.
“The blessings of the Lord makes a person rich, and He adds no sorrow to it.” ~Proverbs 10:22