Golden light

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
― L.M. Montgomery

A leaf suspended by the single thread of a spider’s web—brilliantly reflects the light of a bright October sun / Troup Co, Ga / Julie Cook / 2014)

The human soul is slow to discover the real excellence of things given to us by a bountiful Creator, and not until the shadows of death begin to gather around the object that we love, do we see its worth and beauty. Autumn is the dim shadow that clusters about the sweet, precious things that God has created in the realm of nature. While it robs them of life, it tears away the veil and reveals the golden gem of beauty and sweetness. Beauty lurks in all the dim old aisles of nature, and we discover it at last.
Northern Advocate

6 comments on “Golden light

  1. Lynda says:

    Human beings are so busy trying to take over creation that we miss the beauty in creation. Not many would slow down enough to notice the beauty of the leaf being suspended by a thread of a spider’s web but I am grateful that you did, Julie, and that you preserved the beauty in a photo to share. Blessings,

    • Thank you Lynda for your kind words. It was really pretty amazing…when I was out deep in the woods Wednesday afternoon, through the thicket I saw a lone yellow leaf seemingly to float in place, twisting to and fro in the breeze–almost magical as it was suspended in place.
      One of those special moments!
      I was just happy that I could get a good picture–
      Here’s to the start of a brand new week!
      Hugs and love–Julie

  2. Wow, what an amazing photo! Man were you in the right place at the right time. And I loved the lines by the Northern Advocate. So perfect for your photo. Love and hugs, N 🙂 ❤

  3. lljostes says:

    Gives a visual punch to the truth–“hanging on by a thread”–even difficult times can be beautiful when the thread is “faith”. Thanks for the colorful reminder! 🙂 Laura

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