Fall is not my favorite time  of year (because of allergies) but there’s nothing more glorious than the trees in their changing hues.I marvel at how the Lord cloaks His world, giving us  one last brilliant tumble of colour before we begin the bleak watch of Winter. Take a look at the displays I’ve found. There isn’t a cathedral in the world that boasts more intense works of luminosity or pigment.

Look at the colour variance within a single leaf! There are  at least twenty different shades here; from ocher to marigold, from scarlet to ruby, from lemon to crimson and so many others that fall in between those titles.

This theme is definitely gold and emerald. There isn’t a stained glass window in the world more beautiful than this.  It is forever changing, and each switch from shade to light strikes a different hue.

Here even browns glow till they are caramel, made beautiful by the brush of light while cardinal and pink flash like the heart of flame.

And here lemon dances with peridot and burnt umber, while  rosy pinks play hide and seek in the background.

And last liquid canary and tawny kissed leaves nearly set the sky on fire.  These colours take my breath away, and remind me of the old hymn:


This is my Father’s world
And to my listening ears 
All nature sings, and round me rings
The music of the spheres
This is my Father’s World
I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees,  of skies and seas 
His hands the wonders wrought

This is my Father’s world
The birds their carols raise
The morning light, the lily white
Declare their Maker’s praise
This is my Father’s world
He shines in all that’s fair
In the rustling grass;I hear Him pass
He speaks to me everywhere

This is my Father’s world
O let me  ne’er forget 
That though the wrongs seem oft’ so strong
God is the ruler yet
This is my Father’s world:
Why should my heart be sad?
The Lord is King; let the heavens ring
God reigns; let the earth be glad

Maltbie D. Babcock


What glorious parts of the Lords creation have you found so far this year? Are the trees changing around you? Or is the temperature dropping? Let me know in the comments below!

  1. Kathy Black says:

    I was amazed at the delight of the song and the memories of all the times we have sung it together around the world as Christians but also of so many of your beautiful words to describe His Majesty. Amen.

  2. kokilagupta says:

    Its a beautiful post Scarlet ! loved the riot of colours and the Hymn.. I have used a ‘leaves pic’ from here at my blog and linked it back- here

    If you have an issue regarding it please let me know , i’ll remove it 🙂
    Love n cheers 🙂

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