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God’s Finger Painting ~

To be able to look for God and to find them we do have to be willing to love Him.

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Deborah Ann Belka looks at the moments she loves when God starts to finger paint glorious colors with no holds or restraint and the glory of God did lighten it.

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

God's FInger Painting ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I love when God,
starts to finger paint
Autumn’s glorious colors
with no holds or restraint.

The colors splash about,
vibrant shades of red
mingled with shiny slivers
of brilliant golden thread.

The streets begin to smear,
with crispy yellow leaves
until they do their wind dance
onto moonless roads they cleave.

As the rain begins to fall,
the colors seems to run
smeared across the horizon
now hidden by the cloudy sun.

I love when God,
fingers begin their painting
they remind me of the glory
for me, He has waiting!

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Revelation 21:23

“And the city had no need of the sun,
neither of the moon, to shine in it:
for the glory of God did lighten it,
and the Lamb is the light thereof.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka

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By all these lovely tokens September days are here.

Helen Hunt Jackson portrait

Helen Hunt Jackson portrait (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From the American poet and writer Helen Maria Hunt Jackson, born Helen Fiske (October 15, 1830 – August 12, 1885), best known for her novel Ramona, a musing on this time of year. She expressed her grief for the loss of her son, Warren (“Rennie”) in poems that she sent to the New York Evening Post over the signatures “Marah” and later “H.H.”

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“By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.”

~ Helen Hunt Jackson

~ Image “Autumn Ballet” by Jacky Parker
Text & image source: The Garden Of Pensiveness https://web.facebook.com/The-Garden-Of-Pensiveness-367268523352486/

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Beautiful, Brilliant, Scary

After a very warm beginning of Autumn, having temperatures going up to 17° Celsius, we got literal and other storms from last weekend onwards. Today the temperatures fell back to normal and we got the literal white snow whilst the red cold blanket was further enrolled bringing the country to a terror alert 4, giving us the impression the country could as well soon declare us at war. That scares many people who in the region Brussels were also been asked to stay indoors and to have all shopping centres closed.

Though we should look outside and go into nature where the shouting colours can bring us back at peace. For sure a big change will take place this year and after 70 years no war in Belgium it could well be that Autumn might have come over that idea of peace and tranquillity.

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To remember

  • glorious red, yellow + orange of the seasons’ leaves = message of death +> Winter is coming
  • season that looks forward to barrenness and bleakness
  • autumn reminding in inescapable colors change is taking place =>lead to new growth + life = All paths falling into place.

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Preceding:

Autumn is in the land

Storms on the way

Nature’s Watercolor Painting

Bits and Bobbs, of a beautiful Autumn

A Virginia Autumn

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Storybound

Isn’t it funny how we (I) wax on and on about autumn? Behind the glorious red, yellow and orange of the seasons’ leaves is a message of death. Winter is coming. When I stop and think about it, I remember of all the ways I run from change in my own life. And yet, I love and always will love the changing seasons. Even-especially- the one that looks forward to barrenness and bleakness.

It’s like autumn is reminding me in inescapable colors that change is taking place, right under my nose. It may be through a place that feels like death at times. But I can trust that it will lead to new growth and life. All these paths are falling into place.

And in the meantime, for the first time, I get to relish this season. For what it is, and for what comes after.

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Nature’s Watercolor Painting

Virginia Views

Photo by Dor Photo by Dor

Sometimes there are surprises hidden in my camera.

This pastel painting magically appeared.

It is this afternoon’s Virginia View from my deck

at the end of a gentle rain.

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Storms on the way

English: Pendle Hill and the Ribble Valley. Fr...

Pendle Hill and the Ribble Valley. From Bashall Barn across Clitheroe to Pendle Hill. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Bits and Bobbs, of a beautiful Autumn

km Salvatore from Western New York lives on the Erie Canal where there’s always something going on, in any number of the towns scattered along the water way. He also lives between 2 Great Lakes where also there’s always something to shoot.

The park and the wall on his photo’s reminds us of the park in Tervuren near Brussels.

In his surroundings he knew to capture the vivid life Autumn also can bring.

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KmSalvatore

DSC_8257 can ya just hear the leaves crinkling

DSC_8264 it was such an awesome day, i cant remember the last time i stayed in the park so long…good thing there were plenty of benches

DSC_8267 in front of the conservatory

DSC_8269 magnificent colors all over

DSC_8270 made me think spring was here

DSC_8273 chestnuts galore

DSC_8276 im sneaking into the sunken garden

DSC_8280 usually wedding take place here, and they have posted, no one is allowed to taks pictures with out …paying a fee..yeah right!!!!

DSC_8281 ok…..im going in

DSC_8283 i know a short cut..

DSC_8284 here we go im almost inside

DSC_8285 good,no one is shooting anything special

DSC_8287 theres the main entrance… where one would pay…

DSC_8295 can you imagine your wedding here… it must be beautiful, almost fairy taleish

DSC_8297 i loved walking through here

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take a walk with me take a walk with me

DSC_8303 gotta kick those leaves

DSC_8300 well that was my little tour, that i DID NOT pay for!!!

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Autumn is in the land

Last weekend there was a huge storm in a glass of water. Whilst in Paris several people found an end to their life by terrorist actions in Europe others found an end to their life by the season which reminds many of death.

Storm came over Europe and let us feel again why this season is called Autumn. Still today it is warmer than usual but we have the rain and wind to accompany us and even break our umbrellas. But it does not break our souls, for the warm glue of the changing colours overpowers us.

Autumn fields, Leefdaal, Flemish Brabant, Belgium, European Union

Autumn fields, Leefdaal, Flemish Brabant, Belgium, European Union

Considered the last month of autumn it looks like only now the season got from the ground swept up by the first heavy winds.
Some may never been a fan of this November or Autumn month. For lots of people November is the month of the dead, and used allusively with reference to the short, damp, cold, or foggy days regarded as characteristic of the northern hemisphere. For those fearing the cold winds of Canada and the warm breezes of the South fighting with each other, around the Great Lakes, may find themselves left in such misery. For those who are having migraines regularly they very well know when it is going to storm or when snow is going to come. That is not a very pleasant feeling and if one has to work it is a very (damn) nuisance.

We have entered a season which may be even more unique than Spring Season. We also may see more different shades of colours than in Spring.

It should not make us sad but should get us up onto our feet, going out to show the winds that we are stronger than they. Though I do agree I am not an hero to go out in the bad weather, and was it not for the dog, I perhaps waited sometimes a bit longer before having a stroll.

I am not a good photographer, so for looking at nice photos I would recommend to go and look at Cindy Knoke and Chae H. Bae their site and some other photographic WordPress sites. But this is the time I use my eyes to linger and to bring a fantasy world to life. No wonder so many writers found enough inspiration in this season and for crime or who-dun-it authors this season is a gold mine.

Aurora borealis by permus by Chae H. Bae

After the Summer holiday most people are back at work and the retired folks who took their Summer vacation at a sunny place somewhere further from home, it is time now to sit at home cosy warm and enjoying some music, film or documentary or entertaining program on television. Hopefully they also will take some time to enjoy the biggest life show on earth. The ever changing colours the big kaleidoscope of nature world.

Behind the glorious red, yellow and orange of the seasons’ leaves many may find a message of death, but often they forget it is all a message of an abundant life where water was taken from deep under the ground and the warmth of the sun was enjoyed and had caressing the tree-trunk, making it grow and glow.

Trees are telling us after all that sun and pleasure it is time to meditate on what went on and on where to go. They are calling to come to a stand still in our rushing world which does not seem to have much space for the wonders of nature. This time the red and yellow are the screaming colours which ask for attention whilst the wind shouts it out load. We can’t ignore the call of our surrounding nature.

At certain places where there are still enough trees in Europe, the elk makes sure that we can hear it is time to find a renewal of intimacy. It is time to come closer to each other again. Be it by the fireplace or by some extra light in the darkness of this season.

Winter is coming. More and more older people are running away from it and going to spend their Wintertime in the South of Europe. But the coldest season of the year does not frighten many youngsters who love to go skying or snowboarding. For many the “old man wrapped in cloak” may bring an invitation to go outdoors again after all the storms and heavy rain of the Autumn months. After that season that looks forward to barrenness and bleakness, the white eiderdown will attract many to go out again to brave the cold.

At moments this season may also be a moment to be in tears for seeing how certain North Americans boast so much they killed a huge bull elk.

A new video with a recent elk hunt in Utah shows how hard work this work may be and how it pays off for some.

From the video maker:

“After years and years of trying, plenty of opportunities and hundreds of miles hiked, I was finally able to fill my over the counter, general season, archery elk tag. This has proven to be one of the most challenging hunts I have ever been on. He is my biggest bull to date by a country mile and I couldn’t be happier with him. Not a lot of action in this video, it has mostly my reaction to the incredible situation I found myself in. All Kuiu, all the time.” {Video: Bowhunting for Bull Elk in Utah}

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Dan Agnew killed a bull in Columbia Co., Wash., after making an impressive 250-yard shot

I agree to be able to have enough winter-meals prepared, for man living in this world, we need hunters and we have to agree some may be hunted. And meat from animals living in the wild always taste better than from farm-animals. As long as those people who want elk antlers to hang on a wall, hunt respectfully for those forest kings it is acceptable and will keep some balance in the forest as well.

We are so closed in, that those animals able to run in the wild, may remind us what man has sacrificed for more comfort and material gadgets they do not always need. So many people have become a slave of their materialism they even do not notice it any more. Now the gusty winds are calling them to remind them that there is life there outside they are missing.

The swaying trees whistle and tell the stories of the past Summer but also of the things to come, calling animals to shelter for the coming Winter.

 

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Preceding articles:

Looking at Autumn

Abscission

Autumn Verses

A Virginia Autumn

The Elk are Bugling~

An Autumn Ramble

You’re Lighter Than Air~

Family happiness and little things we do

Your position about materialistic desires having conquered the world

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Further reading

  1. A Lovely Day Trip
  2. Moose
  3. the elk
  4. RMEF Tops $1 Billion in Total Value of All-Time Conservation Efforts
  5. More on the Bob Marshall Wilderness Trip
  6. A Dozen Elk at Crystal Mountain, WA
  7. Different Types of Camping – What is your Preferred Style?
  8. [Build an Ecosystem] Rain Gardens
  9. Elk Cranberry and Cheddar Meatballs
  10. Video: Bowhunting for Bull Elk in Utah
  11. Video: Bowhunting for Big Colorado Bull Elk
  12. The Top 40 Typical and Non-Typical Elk Records
  13. Great Smoky Mountains
  14. Elk Crossing
  15. Elk Camp – What’s a Beta mom to do?
  16. Bits and Bobbs, of a beautiful Autumn
  17. Singing Round 203 – November
  18. Autumn Farm Scene
  19. Macro Photography : fallen leaves by ShinichiSaeki
  20. New on 500px : Light on the Grove by gjim9beam by gjim9beam
  21. New on 500px : Mating Call by lanremakele by lanremakele
  22. New on 500px : Fall colors by jfzhang by jfzhang
  23. New on 500px : Sun Valley by MAPhoto
  24. New on 500px : Into the unknown by SelahattinNizamPhotography by SelahattinNizamPhotography
  25. New on 500px : Autumn by Parkddoven
  26. New on 500px : Autumn roads by argiriouvasiliki by argiriouvasiliki
  27. New on 500px : Autumn by picspassion by picspassion
  28. Basildon Park
  29. autumn dusk
  30. Autumn leaves have no hiding place from me and my assistant
  31. Autumn Poems and Songs for Young Children
  32. Willow moon
  33. Autumn Reflections – Day 19
  34. One day of November
  35. Winter Squash and Apple Soup
  36. Turkey Vultures?
  37. Flowers of autumn
  38. Oak Grove in Autumn

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A Virginia Autumn

With all the bloodshed in Paris we perhaps could loose sight or track of an other changing element, nature “dying softly” to prepare for a new life, a new Spring in a few months.

Let these beautiful photographs bring some soothing to the morals, bring calmness and bring peace to our runaway beaten heads.

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In a small town in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, most rooms of this photographer her home look out upon the Blue Ridge Mountains at the physiographic province of the larger Appalachian Mountains range, which keep changing within minutes.

She may belong to the lucky ones who can live in a place where humans did not get a chance to destroy nature.

It looks even that she can be around a place where there is a major freeway in Virginia that boasts a long stretch of empty beauty.

The Road Home from Clifton Forge

  1. Mitseadazi~
  2. Mini Me~
  3. what is actually happening in the garden?
  4. New on 500px : 輝く霧 by photoevecolon by photoevecolon
  5. New on 500px : Stone bridge by GerhardW500px
  6. New on 500px : I will survive by WiesiaLeal
  7. New on 500px : Autumn at Glade Creek Grist Mill by JakiGoodMiller
  8. New on 500px : Mountain stream by kim_young_kwon
  9. Beautiful, Brilliant, Scary
  10. Colourful and crisp autumn
  11. Autumn from my office
  12. Winter’s Faded Ways
  13. Pine Cones
  14. November… the awkward month

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Virginia Views

After the Rain 2It rained a day or two.

FencelineAnd then the sun celebrated Autumn.

An Autumn in Virginia.The Way Out

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Autumn Verses

In Belgium the last few days, in day time, have shown higher temperatures (17°C) than normal for the time of year, but the leaves colouring and falling off tell us that it is really autumn.

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looking at

  • summer idles soon dissolve
  • October’s captured insects > spiders all well fed
  • woodyard debris,
  • frosty days arrive with each November,
  • dense cloud of leaves.
  • Unfazed by promise of mortality
  • comfort in the silence and stillness.

Mortality, and the confrontation we have with it, does force us to pay attention to those details.{lazarusdodge}

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Preceding articles:

Looking at Autumn

Abscission

An Autumn Ramble

Waiting in the mist

The Elk are Bugling~

During Wind and Rain

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Further reading

  1. Changing over…
  2. Changing seasons…
  3. The Colors of Autumn
  4. The Comfort of Mortality
  5. Macro Photography : IMG_9616.jpg by mciampin
  6. morning autumn by soriniko
  7. Already Late
  8. Change
  9. Misty Autumn by sysaworld
  10. beauty
  11. Liberated Quilting
  12. Takayama Autumn Festival (秋の高山祭)2
  13. New on 500px : Autumn bustle by h_shirasaki by h_shirasaki

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by | 2015/11/06 · 12:53 pm

The Elk are Bugling~

As Autumn comes in town those in the industrial sites and cities can only dream of the changing beauty of the countryside. For sure they miss a lot.

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As fall descends in Yellowstone and the Tetons,
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painting the trees golden-yellow,
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the elk are rutting,
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bugling,
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and posturing.
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They become so exhausted by all this effort, they bugle while resting!
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The calves,
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and does,
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provide a peaceful contrast!
Cheers to you from the Tetons in the fall~

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