I have read that children thrive on structure or a definite pattern
of organization. It makes them feel secure and safe.
Is that also true of me as an adult?
We live in an orderly world that follows a pattern year
after year. The season of Summer is just past and
the beauty is Fall is ushered in.
The final cut of hay is baled and stacked.
The harvest is complete ...
The machines are now stilled ... and prepared for storage.
Moderately warm days and cooler nights are ideal for
the last of the sweetly scented sweet peas.
Mild frosts have not yet put the begonias to sleep.
Vibrant and colorful, they are still beautiful to see.
Flaxen bales of straw are plentiful and ready for winter use.
This time of year the rocky mountains are like an artistic
cutout pasted against the horizon.
I have watched this unchanging guard and certain formation
all the years of my life.
Sometimes the sun sets without much fanfare but on this day
it was a glorious sight.
A few straggling trees stake their imprint on the horizon.
I wish they could have been a row of camels.
Days and nights .... summer and fall .... sunrise and sunset ...
God promised they will continue.
"As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
will never cease."
Genesis 8: 22
the same yesterday,