Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Autumn in My Heart

Autumn In My Heart

Autumn Blue

Pumpkin

My prayer for rain as summer fades...

The setting of summer is on the horizon. It is fading cruelly, leaving the feverish heat with me and no promise of rain. My world has turned gray, dead, and dreary as it thirsts for a drink. What once was green is no longer, as summer has lost its color. I sit inside where it is cool, begging for joyous tears from heaven, while watching everything stand still. Still…very still, except the occasional falling of the leaves… diminishing from the lack of beloved rain.

My heart and soul yearns to be quenched. Autumn is there, right there… I cannot reach it, and it cannot greet me… with its beautiful colors, moist earth, and its gentle cooling. My heart is pining for the buoyancy of autumn.

Sweet rain you are welcome here… to sprinkle me with comfort and strength...filling my world with color again. Bring autumn trailing behind you and leave it here with all its glory, brilliance, and perfumes. Spread your rainbow bouquet of sodden shades from your color palette, painting my world again…bringing back life at a time when one season is fading into another.

farewell summer~goodbye

 welcome rain is my prayer

hello cool autumn

"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy,
and find grace to help in time of need."  Hebrews 4:16 KJV

What I’m lovin’ today~

Autumn in my heart
Prayers for rain
Looking onward
Talking to Jesus
Knowing that Jesus will hear my cry
Knowing that Jesus will answer
~


Blessings of sweet rain to everyone in need!


"When life hands me lemons, I just squeeze um into a big ole mason jar
of sweet iced tea and thank GOD I’m a Southern....."
 ~Connie Willingham

18 comments:

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I love the hazy effects on these photos, care to share how? Your photos are always amazing! Happy fall!

Kathleen Grace said...

I hope you get your rain Cora. We have had rain for the past two days with more on the way:>) Your photos are so beautiful!

Char said...

i am with you on the rain, i saw some dark clouds while i was out at lunch and my heart leapt...but now the sun is beating down again.

gorgeous still lifes

Christine said...

Beautiful photos which capture the atmosphere of fall so sweetly!
Hope the rain comes with all its blessings!
Best wishes
Christine

Rebecca said...

Love your Fall my friend~

Now..I can't BELIEVE your daughter and my daughter married on the same day three years ago. Well now...I certainly KNOW what you were doing! :)

Thank you for visiting...prayers for rain going up!

Love to you~

Rebecca

Angie Berry said...

Oh, that's so wonderful! You have my longing for fall so much stronger now! I'm ready... bring it on~

Angie Berry said...

Oh, and your photography is beautiful! I love all the pictures you take that have the old jars in them... just wonderful~

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

love your header so much...and LOVED thhis farewell post to summer

kary
xxx

Christina said...

goodbye to summer. a rain dance in my heart, for you my friend.
xo

Anonymous said...

I had tears in my eyes! You are so talented; Always nice too see someone use what GOD gives them. Your way with words is awesome. And you are A true SOUTHERN GAL.....

Connie Willingham

Marydon said...

G'eve Cora ~ What a beautiful presentation of your autumn pictures ... & your marvelous words you share.
Definitely a southern charm & touch ...

Have a lovely eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Sherry said...

Beautiful photos and a lovely post. We have had more rain here than we want but I do appreciate your desire to see the rain return to bring autumn to your part of the country. Thank you for sharing this post.

Karen said...

Cora .. what beautiful pictures..I love Autumn...
Great post...

Bev said...

your photos are amazing eye candy, my friend!
xo

jackie said...

i just did a post on autumn...but, i am loving your pictures and words so much more!

Sares said...

Love those tiny little pumpkins! I enjoyed your thoughts on Autumn. It's my favorite season. I wasn't quite ready for it this year because our Summer was nil. It felt like it went from Spring straight to Fall. I'm ready now though, bring it on!

Holly said...

Love the pictures! I see my little pumpkins I grew! So excited for fall to get here and hopefully we will have cooler weather!

A Box of Chocolates said...

oh wow Cora these are just amazing photographs brilliant.