Autumnal Reflections

Autumn has been my favorite season for as long as I can remember.  There’s so much about it to like; pumpkins,

changing leaves,


the World Series,

seasonal cuisine

and all of this is spite of the fact that we had to go back to school!

When I was a kid, I always wanted to go somewhere that had the fall colors in nature…

kind of like this:

there aren’t many scenes like this in LA!

Gotta love this one…

I always thought of Fall as the beginning of the holidays; lots of fun to look forward to.  There’s just something about this season; it’s sort of the culmination of the entire year… it even smells good! There’s only one thing about it that isn’t great: It’s followed by winter!

If you didn’t know that winter was followed by spring and summer, that would really put a damper on things, at least for me.  You could say that Fall is a time when the world seems to be dying away in a blaze of glory… and then everything will be dormant for a season.

After a season of dormancy, there is rebirth!

It’s quite a bit like the greatest gift in my last post: there’s a time to live, a time to die, and a time to rise again.

Isn’t it amazing how God teaches eternal truth in nature?  It’s no wonder that Paul wrote: “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. ” (Romans 1:20)

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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5 Responses to Autumnal Reflections

  1. Allan Smith says:

    Autumn is my favorite time of year as well. No one paints like God.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yes – God has a large pallet of colors.

  3. Anonymous says:

    There is “NO” excuse, now the rubber hits the road, either you believe or you don’t. Your a Fan or a Follower. It’s your choice.

  4. MMartinar says:

    Love the pics…. and thanks for the interest in the “Lose the baby bottle” post for 11/3/11 at

    Glad your “soul-ed” out for the Lord!


  5. Hi, i have to admit fantastic site you have, i stumbled across it in AOL. Does you get much visitors?

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