Monday, September 16, 2013

Four Beautiful Seasons

I'm traveling home from the conference today and wanted to put a fresh, inspiring thought in your heart while I'm gone.

God has blessed us with four lovely seasons. We all have our favorites, of course. But the newness of each season brings fantastic memories (which hopefully wash away any sad ones).

Photo by Mary Vee

My favorite season is Fall. I love the scent of the cool but not cold air. The colors found in certain areas of the United States are well worth the travel. I grew up in Michigan where trees cascade over roads. A fall trip can be done by bicycle. Maybe visit a mountain forest. Rich, vibrant colors.

Take a walk in the woods. Listen to the twigs, leaves, and foliage crunch beneath your shoes. Stop for a moment. Listen. Hear the birds? Many won't be there for long. They'll fly south for the winter. The day I wrote this post a flock of birds flew to the south. Already? Yeah, something about the early bird . . .

Buffalo in Rocky Mountains

The rainy season returns.

Topping off my favorite season is Christmas, my favorite holiday. It's all about colors, people, sound, and memories.

Cooke City, Wyoming
Rocky Mountains
Photo by Mary Vee

Winter will follow. Cleansing the air with snow, blanketing the farmers field with nitrogen laden moisture, giving the trees a time to rest and the kids time to sled.

Photo by Mary Vee

Spring will wake the Rip Van Winkle nature sprouting new buds, sending fresh floral, shrub, tree scent into the air. New life will be born. Everything fresh, new, well rested. The earth is ready to be plowed.

Montana spring, the only time green can be seen,
Photo by Mary Vee


Summer fun rounds out this list. Beach parties, bike rides, sowing, reaping, fresh vegetables, hot sun.

An unusual tourist
Photo by Mary Vee, Montana

Friend, Which is your favorite season and why? How can you see God in your favorite season?



Jeanne Takenaka said...

Loved all your pics, Mary. My favorite season tends to be whichever one I'm in. At least for a little while. :) I do confess, I'm ready for cooler days now. :)

Mary Vee Writer said...

Me too, Jeanne. :)

Mostly because the bugs are gone. I will miss the flowers, though.

bonton said...

I see God's hand in ALL seasons - such beauty he has given us to enjoy! I have always loved to travel - while appreciative of the places I have been fortunate enough to see, there are so many other beautiful places I would love to explore. Only wish my health & finances would allow it!

Since I don't fare well, physically, in extreme heat or cold - spring & fall would be my favorite seasons of the year, with fall, probably, being at the top of the list. Some of the things I love about it: crisp, cool, air; hayrides; bonfires & weiner/marshmellow roasts (don't forget the smores); hot cocoa & spiced cider; fall harvest & anything pumpkin; beautifully colored leaves; & Thanksgiving - a time to be thankful for all of the above!

Mary Vee Writer said...

Yeah Bonnie..your favorite season is hear! In living color :)