Summer is coming to an end. It has cooled down enough that the kids are no longer interested in the backyard pool. The landscaping around the house, which was so beautiful in the spring and summer, has a worn-out look about it. The trees are beginning to hint that their leaves will soon be all over the backyard, waiting for the children to rake. The backyard birds, full from the harvest excess, are currently uninterested in our feeders, but I know they'll be back. Enjoy it while you have it, birds!
Although autumn is not yet here, even the end of summer has a beauty all its own. In a recent blog, Randi noted, "I have found that if you really look you can find beauty anywhere--you just have to pay attention to your surroundings. In the busyness of everyday I can become blind to the wonderful things God has surrounded me with..."
She decided that on the first day of each month, she would post pictures that she had taken within a block of her house. What a great idea! I decided to do it too (ok, so I missed the deadline... nothing new about that). Ben, Nathanael and I took off on a walk this afternoon looking for beauty. To no one's surprise, we found it.