Having a sunny fall day may not be all that unusual for many areas of the country. Here is the Pacific Northwest a sunny day after mid September is very unusual!
Most days you can not see that there is any mountain anywhere nearby, but today… WOW!
Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
praise him in the heights!
Praise him, all his angels;
praise him, all his hosts!
Praise him, sun and moon,
praise him, all you shining stars!
Praise him, you highest heavens,
and you waters above the heavens!
Let them praise the name of the Lord!
For he commanded and they were created.
And he established them forever and ever;
he gave a decree, and it shall not pass away.
Praise the Lord from the earth,
you great sea creatures and all deeps,
fire and hail, snow and mist,
stormy wind fulfilling his word!
Mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars!
Beasts and all livestock,
creeping things and flying birds!
Kings of the earth and all peoples,
princes and all rulers of the earth!
Young men and maidens together,
old men and children!
Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
his majesty is above earth and heaven.
He has raised up a horn for his people,
praise for all his saints,
for the people of Israel who are near to him.
Praise the Lord!
We took advantage of the beautiful sunny afternoon to visit a local pumpkin patch. These visits have become one of our fall traditions that “Arrow” looks forward to all year. We have visited many of them over the years.
This particular one had added some new features since we were there a couple of years ago. The courtyard area was now covered in beauty bark and they installed two new play structures for the children. Added to that there was 5 or 6 photo ops set up! Very nice indeed. Arrow’s favorite photo ops were the ones with the antique trucks.
We do not participate in Halloween, but go to the pumpkin patch as a celebration of the change in seasons, and the cool weather that allows me to wear… sweaters! Though today a sweater was not necessary. Our one rule is that you must be able to lift whatever pumpkin you choose by yourself. “Arrow” met his match today!
When The Frost Is On The Pumpkin
by James Witcomb Riley
A simply lovely day.