Thursday, November 3, 2011

Appreciating Autumn

Autumn is a feeling,

and it takes you for a ride.

It puts you in the driver's seat

and welcomes you inside.

Fall paints as many colors as

a rainbow, bright and bold,

and teaches you to find what's true

in orange, red, and gold.

It shows you what you're made of,

and the harvesting feels good.

Hard work is never wasted

when you've done the best you could.

To reap a great reward brings joy

and deep reflection, too.

The heart remembers all is well,

and love belongs to you.

As seasons come and seasons go,

every end is new.

=)

photos of grandkids by tendershootz

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42 comments:

Cherie said...

First!!!!!

Cherie said...

Had to do that because usually I am at work in the morning and I never get to be first :-D (wink)

Beautiful prose and pictures Sue - Fall is my favorite - you nailed it the colors, the harvesting, the cute kiddo's!

That picture towards the end of all the seasons is beautiful - Heavenly Father has blessed us so much with a beautiful and changing world!

Eva Gallant said...

What great shots of the kids! and the one of the tree was spectacular. Very nice verse, as well.

Tima said...

Beautiful photos, fabulous poem, and now I'm homesick for autumn weather.

Grandma Honey said...

That was amazing. I'm trying to figure out if you got the pictures first and then made the poem to go with it?

jen said...

The picture of Bryce in his orange on the turquoise slide--that's a beaut!

Sue said...

Pictures first this time, Jill.

=)

Brian Miller said...

beautiful....love the pics with the old truck....and all the fall color as well...your words dance ma'am...and seasons do change...in that there is hope...

Cathy Kennedy said...

Every end is new...now isn't that true. Another fantastic job as a poet! It looks like you had fun with these pictures, too. What a nice touch! ;)

5thsister said...

I have to agree with everyone above. You wove a wonderful prose through words and photos. And I enjoyed the song that accompanied this post...I used to sing that, as a lullaby, to my sweet baby girl.

storybeader said...

great photos! Cute kids! {:-D

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Your family takes such wonderful pictures!

Lisalulu said...

beautiful seasonal poem! and love the kids.. growing up so fast

Stacia said...

Love the photos and words and "Simple Gifts" accompaniment!

Francisca said...

What a sweet post, Sue!

Lola said...

Wonderful captures & post!

Looking forward to *seeing* you again soon,

Have a great Alphabe-Thursday

Anna M said...

you know, sometimes I need a little Sue's Views to cheer me up.

thanks.

Darlene said...

Oh my gosh! This one really made me cry. I know, I cry very easily so that is nothing special. It is, however, very special that you could write such a beautiful poem about autumn and be able to so perfectly use pictures of your own grandchildren for every thought in each line. Just goes to show, that even though you hate for me to mention it, you, my dear talented daughter, are a supreme poet, and a supreme illustrator. Of course it helped that Heather took a half million pictures of the kids.

anitamombanita said...

Awesome! So cool to have so many great shots of those ADORABLE grandkids!! Can't wait to see mine again!

EG Wow said...

Well written and I loved the photos!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Grrr-eat Pumpkin Pictures! Stunning orange celebrations and adorable kids!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!
Hugs,
Coralie

Riet said...

Such great photo's of the grandkids. You must be proud of them. They are lovely

☆☆Mumsy said...

Beautiful post Sue! Your grandchildren are all adorable, and are blessed to have you.

Leovi said...

Beautiful portraits. Lovely with that look so interesting, sweet and fun.

Donna said...

AWESOME pictures, Sue!! What a bunch of good looking kids. The colors are phenomenol in the photos too and everyone looks so happy...they just make you smile!!

Julia said...

Hi Sue, I got you comment on my blog no problem. My old blog is healthy again. Thanks for your interest in my blog. I'll send you my email but I can read. I think that your blog photos are special and your poem is very well done. I sure hope that your mom is feeling a bit better today than she was feeling yesterday. God heals but it takes time. Take care, Julia

yaya said...

Those sweet faces made your sweet poem shine! You've captured the best parts of fall. Have a great weekend!

Frosty's Mom said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures!! I too, love fall!

Stef said...

Ah, I am loving those pictures. Fall is my fav. Then Christmas Eve.

Renegades said...

What great words to go with great photos.

Steph said...

Autumn is awesome. What wonderful photos and poem. They really compliment each other. Lovely!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

I love "it's a gift to be simple"!:)

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

So, I have to know which came first: the photos or the words. I feel like it could have gone either way this time because the pairing is seamless.

Terra said...

Sue that was beautiful, photos and words!

Gattina said...

Beautiful pictures of Autumn ! although I don't like this season at all !
I enjoy now the warm weather, the flowers and the sea in Egypt!

ellen b. said...

So lovely Sue! Your Autumn photos are fabulous! Blessings.

Andy said...

Hello.
Your grandchildren all look like they had a whale of a time!
I like the photo of the three of them at the end.
Love Eva Cassidy's "Autumn"...she has a very soulful voice.

Great photos!
Thanks for sharing & visiting.

Autumn

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Aw! Sweet, sweet poetry and photos! Your grandchildren are so cute!!

Blessings & Aloha!
I am thankful and blessed to keep busy with art orders for Christmas, so have been out of the loop for a few weeks... It is so good to be back in Ms. Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday class! Thank you my friend for stopping by! :o)

Judie said...

Sue, your photos are so cheerful and warm. You are so lucky to have such a happy family.

upinthecosmos said...

Great start for this round, I love the pictures and how you worked them with your words... excellent!

Caroline said...

Such a happy post! Gorgeous grandchildren and a beautiful and joyful poem about my favorite season of the year!
:)

Jenny said...

Oh Sue.

I'm not sure what's up with me at the moment but I'm just sitting here crying like a baby over this post.

Well, actually not crying like a baby. I'm not all damp and cute...I'm a drippy mess.

I really love your style Sue.

Thanks for blessing us by sharing your talents!

Hugs and A+

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