Earth’s crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees, takes off his shoes; … Elizabeth Barrett Browning from Aurora Leigh
But only he who sees… this ground is holy. Take off your shoes. You are in the very presence of God.
A way of seeing
Inner heart eyes
Perhaps the fragile veil flutters a bit
For only he
I saw a tree yesterday
Every branch flamed out in color.
Like a fan
Gold, Crimson, Leaf Green, Rust
Every… every branch
So perfect in
How can something so perfectly
Just be there-
at the sight
This is the most beautiful autumn I have experienced here in the mountains. Such an amazing year of weather we have had- with a severe winter and a wet spring/summer… tornados and all… then thirty degree night-time weather just on the cusp of October…it all seems to have worked together to produce the most generous display of color I have ever seen. There is so much red and orange just popping out everywhere in the midst of the yellows and gold. The fire reds… they flame. I desperately long to be a better photographer with a better camera and lenses… to try to capture what I really see with my inner eye. I know true, gifted photographers capture with even their cell phone cameras- so it must just be a lack in me… but I long anyway… We probably have three weeks or so left of this beauty. I am thinking of what I can do to maximize it for our family… Every common bush does truly seem afire with God. Right now.
It is amazing. I wish I knew where I could take the children and plop down babies in car seats and my tired self on a blanket and let them just enjoy and run safely. A picnic would be so fun…