Thursday, December 1, 2016

Seasons Change...

"The seasons are what a symphony ought to be: four perfect movements in harmony with each other."  -  Arthur Rubinstein

It happens every year...
The days get shorter,
The sun lower in the sky,

The leaves fall from the trees,
The yellow leaves letting go first,
The red leaves being more stubborn to fall.

The temperature gets colder,
The flip flops get put away,
The warmer clothes come out,

And the Christmas decorations begin to emerge...

As the years go by, I notice more of the delightful nuances in the changing seasons.  Instead of here-we-go-again, I find myself noticing miracles in my day.  I am not sure if I am becoming more patient, or just not so wrapped up in my to-do list, so my eyes, and mind, can take time to notice the wonderful changes around me.  Maybe as I get older I also realize I should appreciate the time I am given here...

Whatever the reason, I believe embracing the changing seasons, even loving the ones I don't particularly like, will help me accept other changes in my life which can't be altered, only accepted.  Change is inevitable, it is up to me to adapt or get grumpy. I would rather be happy, so I guess adapting and finding the good in it all is the only way to life and seasons...being more like a yellow leaf, than a red leaf holding on for too long...

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a beautiful day!



  1. What a wonderful post Michele. I love love that quote. I am trying really hard this year to not stress myself out. Even though I have paired down a lot with Christmas I still seem to stress myself for no good reason. I want to enjoy the coming months as it is a great time with the weather here in the desert. I will remember your post and these wonderful images. Love the first so much it really speaks of the end of fall into winter.

  2. So beautifully said and honestly, you and I must have been on the same wave length with our posts! Great read today Michelle.

  3. Such a great post about the changing seasons, Michelle !
    I chose 'change' as my word of the year ...
    I want to be more like a yellow leaf too :-)
    Gorgeous photos, the first one is my favorite, so beautifully captured !
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  4. Amen Sister! And beautiful photos! Love the first shot. :)
    Have a great weekend.

  5. Love that cracked open door with the leaves. Wise insight for the season ahead.

  6. Great post on a great subject....attitude and gratitude.....I am feeling much the same about the seasons...They all have special gifts for us if only our attitudes stay positive and filled with gratitude....