Oh my stars. The amazing grace of autumn is truly astounding. Here we are ankle deep in autumn, and I can’t get over the trees. I’m a new mother showing off pictures of her baby. I’m me showing off pictures of Lucy and Annabelle. Nothing whatsoever wrong with either scenario. Just a disclosure of what’s to come.
Pictures of trees.
And so here I go with a few of the pictures I took yesterday.
Filtered only by the grace of God.
Amazing grace for sure.
This is the block behind our house. The only thing missing is THE Great Pumpkin. The sidewalk is buried and that equals fun strolling.
This Sugar Maple amazes at the corner of Maple and Walnut. She’s begun dropping her leaves from top to bottom. Walk beneath her and look up into her fire. You’ll forget yourself for a moment.
This tree on Willow at Davidson is all dressed for fall in yellow and pale orange that looks pink in the autumn sunlight. (She’s also featured in the first picture.) Love. Love. Love.
And one of my favorites from our own backyard… this small sugar maple grows against the side fence in our backyard. When we installed the fence, the fence guys wanted to cut her down. It was winter, and she seemed wretched and nondescript. I tied myself to her (not really) and forced them to move the fence a couple of inches to save her (really).
I’m so happy I did. She’s flourished in three years.
She’s literally the brightest spot in our backyard this time of year. We can see her from the porch and from the kitchen windows.
I’ve said it a million times, fall is my favorite. I believe it most strongly when I’m in the middle of it. Ankle deep in it. Walking along sidewalks covered in leaves, blazing a trail in the amazing grace of autumn.
And like most fabulous things, fall won’t last long. So enjoy, friends.
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.
Amazing Grace, Rhema