I can't help but think of the lyrics to Nichole Nordeman's Every Season as I look at these...
And even when the trees have just surrendered
to the harvest time,
forfeiting their leaves in late September,
and sending us inside,
still I notice You when change begins,
and I am braced for colder winds.
I will offer thanks for what has been,
and what's to come-
You are Autumn.
Love that song.
Love those words.
Love seeing God's handiwork in all of creation.
Also love it when my kids do things like this so that I'm a part of it all.
Thank you God for afternoons in the Son.
p.s.- here's a video I found on youtube that beautifully illustrates what this song is all about-
seeing God's hand in every season of life.
If you've never heard these words before, give it a listen.