hidden treasures……

Recently on a walk around the block, God’s grace moved over me as the breeze of the wind moved my hair, waved the leaves, rustled the air.

Scattered among the remnant of summer in the midst of crunched up leaves, variegated colors and left over summer clover, I stood taking pictures of God’s breath-taking canvas and works of art.  The perspective of the palate met me…moved me…overtook me.  I clicked the camera…looked at leaves, lowered myself on my knees at the altar of the world’s sanctuary.  I snapped and oohed and ahhed!

Later in the evening, as I reviewed my pictures of the day…..I was surprised to find a hidden treasure.

I gazed at the above picture and was amazed at the wonder of hidden clover, sun shining and one bright red leaf.  I laughed…

perhaps..

just perhaps,

as I knelt under the canopy of sky, on bended knee, grace jumped out and covered me with God’s pixie dust and changed me a bit if you will.

Hidden behind the cast of the sun, against the canvas of a red leaf, Tinkerbell jumped out to greet me and

say…

go on southern girl…

you got to believe in the wonder of the universe, the gift of love and a special kind of hope that jumps out to grab you and

for all of that day…

for my hidden treasure of a fairy…

I say Thank you.

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there a nip in the air………….

Life is changing according to the natural way here in the south.  The leaves are changing, falling off trees, coloring the horizon in ways that make us southern girl stand in awe with our mouth open and cool morning smoke blowing out our nose.   Mattie Mae would also caution all southern girls about one other calamity about cool weather…not only does the nip cause the color to change on the leaves….it also causes something she calls….”the nipola effect”……..I can be walking anywhere–and she will say….omg….you are nipping..how embarrassing.   I suppose she wants me to walk around with band aids on my charmers so that her friends can’t view my girly jewels.

i love the fall in the south.  love the crunch…love the nip in the air….and even the nip of my jewels at the right moments (to tease big daddy).    Off color son….he just ignores all of us……doesn’t say much about the nips….thinks we are all a bit off……..

so ladies and gents, boys and girls and freaks from the south…..take a look

breath in the air, hear the crunch and enjoy the cool nip in the air…it won’t last long…fall ain’t for everyone , but we here in the south…we love it.

Happy fall……….