Every season has it’s beauty, but for me, fall (what we northerners call autumn) is the prettiest of them all, and my favorite. Not only does the season change, but everyone’s schedules change. We all are bustling from appointment to appointment, what seems like every day. This past week the beauty of Vermont just kind of overwhelmed me as I was driving to yet another appointment. As I was driving, the kids were in the back of the van, watching a movie, unaware of all the beauty we are blessed enough to be surrounded by. It was hard to keep my eyes on the road as we reached the crest of another hill. The mountains, coated with color, came into view. I was, and still am, in ah of all that God has created. So I pulled over and snapped some shots of this gorgeous season. I’m sure they can not do justice for how magnificent this land really is, but at least I was able to capture a bit of this beauty, we are blessed enough to live in, to share with you.
All the colors are amazing, but the colors are not the only reason to love fall here in Vermont. Here are a few of my many reasons.
- The rolling hills freshly hayed
- The corn fields dried out and cut.
- The side of the roads covered in leaves
- The fog that settles over the mountains.
- The cooler nights that cause us to pull out our sweaters, and allow us to see our breath again.
- The crunching of leaves under our toes.
- All the newly decorated front porches.
- The candles burning at night that fill the house with amazing aromas.
- Hot chocolate and marshmallows.
- And oh, all the fresh apple cider.
All these things and more are why I LOVE fall, especially here in Vermont. I try hard not to think about what the season after fall gives. The “evil” word…S N O W, lol. I want to stay in these moments of beauty much longer than I know they will be here. Ironically, as I write this there is some of that “evil” white stuff falling out of the sky, dusting over our front steps and the leaves that have fallen. As Fall goes here in Vermont, the dusting will be gone by morning, and we will see some warmer weather before the onset of winter really takes hold.
So, I write this feeling amazingly blessed at the beautiful land God has placed our family upon. As my husband sits in Dallas, TX on a work training trip, I am reminded of how thankful I need to be for this beauty. Not everyone is blessed to be able to experience this amazing season like we are. So thank you God for this wonderful gift!
Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.
1 Chronicles 29:13