“SPLENDOR” is not a word I would use to describe this picture-maybe interesting or pretty!
For several days I walked past this cluster of yellow-gold domes with their layers of ruffled edges. I continued down the path, taking in the beautiful colors of the leaves, watching the squirrels gather nuts and scamper from limb to limb, listening to the birds calling out, enjoying the sounds and smells of autumn.
That is until……
Then one morning I noticed the cluster had been disturbed and one large domed object had been turned upside down.
In that brief moment the overcast sky opened and the morning sunlight filtered through the branches of the trees and exposed its delicate structure and intricacies, it was only a moment.
I paused and witnessed “Forest Splendor.”
If I could wish something for you today I would wish you a moment like that moment.
There is so much more than what we see and yet fail to observe.
I hope today you will go for a walk.
Thank you for spending this corner of you day with me.
May your day land Jelly side up!
I love the word picture you paint. I also like how you use short sentences, double lines, pauses that take us down that autumn path with you. I’m ready for more Fall…
Thank you for sharing!
I am always amazed at the intricacies of God’s creations – butterflies with symmetry of the colors, with spots that match on either wing – the folds He created in this and other forms of fungi – as they spring from the earth… You’ve caught what I used to when I could go for long prayer walks, Nelle. Now, I’m awed by rainbows, sunrises, and sunsets like never before – we’ve had some gorgeous ones of late.
Thanks for this reminder to STOP, OBSERVE, BE REMINDED OF HIS CREATIVE POWER IN DETAILS!
Knowing how much you enjoy the beauty of nature its fun to share some time together! Thank you!
What a beautiful passage taking something simple and making so interesting and true.