Tuesday, November 20, 2018

30 Days of Thanksgiving - Day 20 - The Seasons

When I got up this morning the ground was white with thick frost. I had gotten up early to start working on pumpkins that we have been blessed with, so as to start the process of turning them into pumpkin butter. The words to an old country song ran through my mind...

"And she said, "Hello, Country Bumpkin'
How's the frost out on the pumpkin'? 
I've seen some sights, but, man, you're somethin'
Where'd you come from, Country Bumpkin'?"

My mind started wandering and I've decided that today I am thankful for the ever-changing seasons here in my native Missouri.

For the beauty of spring as she comes in in wispy shades of yellow-green and pinky-purples...for rainy days and spring flowers. 

Indian Paintbrush
Slowly march her days through the calendar pages until summer arrives in all its glory...blazing hot, fiery...full of fun and lots of sun.

A Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Native Thistle
Spiderweb Draped Over Sumac Against A Backdrop of Fog
For autumn (my favorite season of all)...the trees array themselves in splendid color...deep browns, golden yellows, brilliant oranges, and fiery reds...raging bonfires, crisp cool nights that turn cold...then colder...until, at last, autumn fades  into winter in an icy blast, as white, shimmering, swirling snowflakes dance in the wild winter wind.

Cactus Encased in Ice
These are some of the things in the different seasons for which I'm thankful! 

"While earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, 
and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and 
day and night shall not cease" (Genesis 8:22).

Until next time,
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