In the pleasant orchard closes,
`God bless all our gains’, say we;
But `May God bless all our losses’
Better suits with our degree.”
A closeup of one tree in the fall orchard featured yesterday.
“I promise to love God,
Cherish my family,
Honor my country,
and Serve in my community.”
My daughter participates in AHG instead of Girl Scouts, a growing trend among Christians and conservatives who think that the Girl Scouts have gotten too liberal. It’s your basic God, country, and excellence program focused on civic service, citizenship, and character. Sofia loves it. Here she is receiving her badge for participating in Operation Christmas Child.
Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay. ~ Robert Browning
Nice contrast, pretty red colors. Here’s a bigger version
“My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy the ice cream while it’s on your plate” ~ Thornton Wilder
So many flavors!
You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? ~ Jesus in Matthew 7:16
It’s a strange sight, but living out in farmland, I am getting used to the amazing amount of food LEFT BEHIND after harvest.
I went past the field of the sluggard,
past the vineyard of the man who lacks judgment;
thorns had come up everywhere,
the ground was covered with weeds,
and the stone wall was in ruins.
I applied my heart to what I observed
and learned a lesson from what I saw:
A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest—
and poverty will come on you like a bandit
and scarcity like an armed man.
~ Proverbs 24:30-34
This is what vineyards look like here in the winter.