Thursday, November 17, 2016

Afternoon November Skies

November is a transition month, where it is not quite fall, and not quite winter, and while the glorious colors of October have faded, there is one time of day in November when you can find a vibrancy of color that might just cause the beauty of October to take step off the stage.



 Late afternoon, about 3:00 or so now... 



There is a show in the skies that you don't want to miss..


Annie and I walk now in the late afternoon, we don't want to be late...


When the glory of the Lord is in display in the skies


I want to bask in the delight of it all. 


We have walked most every afternoon this week, and each day, 
the creative skies have enraptured my heart. 


Like a scroll written across the skies, the heavens declare the glory of the Lord. 


Barren branches glorified in billows of color. 


Blackened silhouettes allow the backdrop to take center stage. 


Magnificence in the skies, unparalleled elegance. 


While trees and their glorious colors 
dazzled us with their fashion show in October, 
now the skies take center stage. 


Pink fog!  Ohh! 


With the skies emboldened,
 I had to go where my feet could not
And my rain-studded rear view mirror
caught a glimpse of the brilliance of the skies. 


 November's late afternoon brilliance.  Enraptured, words escape my lips, of praise. 


I quietly sat down by the river, as the last royal colors faded into the darkness. 


Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard,
 that the everlasting God, the LORD, 
the Creator of the ends of the earth, 
fainteth not, neither is weary? 


There is no searching of his understanding.  
He giveth power to the faint; 
and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.  
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, 
and the young men shall utterly fall:  


But they that wait upon the LORD 
shall renew their strength; 
they shall mount up with wings as eagles; 
they shall run, and not be weary; 
and they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 40:28-31


Is there weariness in your soul today? 


There is solace in knowing the ONE 
who orchestrates this world with precision and order, 
Who cares just as much about you today
as the world obedient to His care.
  Lift your eyes to Him, trust Him
Praise Him
Cast your cares on Him. 
For in this turmoil-ridden November, 
the Lord has shown me
In Him, ALL is well. 


As I sip a cup of cinnamon tea in my mismatched little tea party, 
and reflect on all I have seen
it gives me faith and hope for the future.  

Peace, great peace from above 
settles itself in my heart, 
 I am refreshed.  
All is well.  
In HIM. 

57 comments:

  1. Yes Marilyn...all is well...in HIM! Beautiful photos as always. The brilliance of Autumn has become quite subdued, since the temperatures have begun to drop more and more. The mountains have begun to get ready for winter. I pray it is a good one! Since last year's was just too much like a cold Autumn for me :D Have a blessed weekend dear lady :0) mari

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    1. Oh, I am with you on that! I do not like wet damp winters where the snow doesn't stick, and it rains all the time. Yes, I do hope we get some snow this year to play in. Annie-girl is hoping with me :) Appreciate your visit, happy to see you here today! Hugs to you my friend!

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  2. Beautiful Scripture and photos. You bless us all with your photography. I would take a walk in those surroundings every day too..Hugs from S and A

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    1. A walk together would be such a lovely treat my friend! Appreciate your visit so much, and am thankful for the gracious words of truth that you write. Many hugs to you both today!

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  3. What wonderful photographs to go with your words.
    A joy to look at, thank you.

    Like the look of your cinnamon tea too!

    Take care

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan, it always brings me great joy to share the pictures and how they bless me. The cinnamon tea is quite simple to make, perhaps I shall do a post on it soon :) Hugs to you today!

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  4. Oh those skies and those words - I feel comforted by my visit here!!

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    1. There is just something about the creation of the Lord that just wraps itself around your heart and hugs you, I agree! Blessings to you today :)

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  5. Simply beautiful my friend! I don't know how anyone can deny that there is a creator when all they have to do is look around and see the beauty before them.

    Be blessed!

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    1. I honestly don't know how you could deny the work of the Creator's hands either! We are blessed to know Him, and Who He is. Many hugs to you today dear friend! Hope that you are still humming :)

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  6. What gorgeous skies my friend! Your words are poetic and true.
    Be blessed dear lady. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Laura

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    1. Thank you Laura, it always brings me great joy to share the pictures and how they bless me. May the Lord bless you and your family in a wonderful ways this Thanksgiving! Hugs and blessings to you today!

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  7. Oh the beauty of an awesome sunset !! I really enjoyed your photos with the comments and verses in between.

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    1. Thank you Hazel, it always brings me great joy to share the pictures and how they bless me. My heart just seems to burst out in song and psalm as I witness the glory of the Lord around me :) Hugs and blessings to you today!

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  8. Such beautiful photos and a sense of peace!

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    1. Thank you Marie, it always brings me great joy to share the pictures and how they bless me. His peace is the best kind! Hugs and blessings to you today!

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  9. Thank you for visiting my blog today, and for these spectacular sky pictures. Simply breathtaking! I'm a huge sky watcher, and am amazed at the Creator on a daily basis. Your words spoke to my heart. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you Gayle, it always brings me great joy to share the pictures and how they bless me. There is a sweet joy that comes from looking up, and seeing His handiwork in display, and giving praise. Appreciate your visit so much! Many hugs and blessings to you today!

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  10. What an awesome Creator we serve....love the verses and photo's. You live in a beautiful place.

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    1. We do serve such an awesome God, and so often my heart breaks forth in song and psalm as I worship the creativity of his handiwork. We are blessed to know Him! I do live in a beautiful place, of that I am so very thankful. The blessings of the Lord never cease to amaze me. Many hugs to you today!

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  11. Lovely and a bit of heaven!! Your time for tea lookes cozy and delightful! I never tired of seeing the sunsets and the sunrise's that God gives us each day!
    Blessings, Roxy

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    1. Oh so true Roxy! It always brings me great joy to share the pictures and how they bless me. It was a bit of heaven, and is every day I get a chance to go outside and look up. We are so blessed! Many hugs and blessings to you today!

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  12. Glorious photos! I too praise Him for His creation. I'd love to share a cup on tea with you-sounds delightful. May your Friday be blessed.
    Hugs, Noreen

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    1. If you ever make your way to Northern Idaho, we will have that cup of tea :) I would love it! Many hugs to you today Noreen, praying your day is blessed in Him :)

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  13. The word beautiful doesn't even do this gorgeous sky justice. WoW. Your little tea party was warm and cozy, a perfect way to end the afternoon.

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    1. No beautiful isn't quite the word, is it? In times like this, rather my heart bursts forth in song and psalm, praising the Lord. His creativity never ceases to amaze me. My little tea party was delightful, a nice cup of hot tea after a brisk walk is just the best thing! Many hugs to you today dear friend :)

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  14. Oh just simply stunning. And every evening, the sunset's vista is different than the night before ...

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    1. So true. Every sky and sunset is different. Amazing isn't it! Our God is so good to us, to bless us in such creative ways. Many hugs to you today dear friend!

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  15. Good Morning Dearest Marilyn !
    I'm so grateful to you, my lovely lady, your posts always charm me more and more for you share such stunning shots, dearie, my heart is filled with inner joy to overflowing !

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead,
    I'm sending my warmest hug and blessings of joy to you

    Xx Dany

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    1. Thank you Dany, it always brings me great joy to share the pictures and how they bless me. And it blesses me to know that you are blessed! Our joy in the Lord does feel at times as if we can't contain it! Thank you so much for your precious visit and comment, they always bless my heart! Many hugs and blessings to you today, dear friend!

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  16. What a beautiful post, both the photos and the words.

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    1. Thank you Barbara, it always brings me great joy to share the pictures and how they bless me. May the Lord bless you and your husband in a wonderful ways today, praying for continued healing for both of you! Hugs and blessings to you today!

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  17. I'm so glad you shared your November skies with us. These are magnificent, and your words are full of comfort.
    Wendy

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    1. Thank you Wendy, it always brings me great joy to share the pictures and how they bless me. November can be such a dull month, but the sunsets do bring such radiant color to the skies. Appreciate your visit, and pray you have a blessed and lovely weekend :)

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  18. These are every so beautiful. It truly makes me want to visit Idaho!

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    1. If you ever make it to Idaho, let me know, I would love a visit from you :) Many hugs to you today dear friend!

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  19. I agree that November's colours are more in the sky than on the earth with the sunrises and sunsets displaying glorious colour. I love your photos. I hope you have a beautiful weekend of this in-between season. Blessings. Pam

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    1. Thank you Pam, it always brings me great joy to share the pictures and how they bless me, and I know you understand that too, as I am always so blessed by the pictures you take too! In this in-between season, indeed we can be grateful for colorful skies! Have a lovely weekend, many hugs and blessings to you today!

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  20. These are beautiful photos! And I like your pretty tea pot!
    Yes, all is well, in HIM. ♥

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    1. Thank you Anne, it always brings me great joy to share the pictures and how they bless me. Hugs and blessings to you today!

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  21. SO very beautiful, sweet friend!!! Oh, I just loved seeing the photos and feeling that I was walking right there with you. God bless you abundantly!!!

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    1. Thank you dear Cheryl, it always brings me great joy to share the pictures and how they bless me. I do wish we could walk and talk and pray together, t'would be so glorious! Many hugs to you today dear friend!

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  22. You truly live in the most beautiful place and your gifted photography really catches its magnificence. I am always happy after I visit you. Thank you, Marilyn.

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    1. Thank you Kim, I am thankful the pictures bring you to your heart :) We are truly blessed here, I thank the Lord for it every day. Appreciate you and your lovely visits, and hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead, thinking of you as I know you are preparing for a crowd on Thanksgiving, and praying you have a lovely time :) Hugs to you today!

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  23. "There is solace in knowing the ONE 
    who orchestrates this world with precision and order, 
    Who cares just as much about you today
    as the world obedient to His care.
      Lift your eyes to Him, trust Him
    Praise Him
    Cast your cares on Him. 
    For in this turmoil-ridden November, 
    the Lord has shown me"

    I like this verse. I love catching photos of clouds whether colors of clear sky , sunsets, or sunrise. It seems to me that God is painting everyday just so perfectly up there that I can only imagine His hands working on those lovely colors.

    Your capture of clouds here are just perfect. Those colors...I just like staring at them.:)

    Happy weekend!It is also a blessing to know you, thanks for dropping a line in my site.:)

    In Him, ALL is well. 

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    1. Thank you Piccolina for your precious visit, and kind words, oh they bless me so much to know that you love the Lord and the beauty of his creation like I do! I absolutely love the glorious pictures you share on your website as well, you take amazing pictures of the beautiful world we live in! So happy to have met you, and hope that you are having a lovely week :) Many hugs to you today!

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  24. My favorite photo is of the pink fog. Beautiful.
    I loved this entire post, your words with the photos are just lovely and what I needed today.
    Thank you!
    Carla

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    1. Wasn't that something, the pink fog! Appreciate you and your kind visit Carla! Praying you have a lovely day today, many hugs to you!

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  25. As glorious as all those afternoon skies are, the photo that makes my heart sing is the last of the tea cup and tea pot and thinking of you enjoying your cup of tea and praising God for all His beauty and loving care.

    We do not get these kinds of daily views at 3:00 or any other time. Very nice to see.

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    1. Oh I hate to hear that you do not get to see lovely sunsets there. You are right, the tea party at the end of my walk is a special time for reflection and thanks. Appreciate your visit Vee, and pray you have a blessed day today!

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  26. Glorious skies!! Magnificent in the eyes of God...he creates such beauty for us to enjoy.
    Beautiful!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hugs, Amy

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    1. Incredible beauty that never ceases to amaze my heart! So thankful you stopped by dear Amy, always such a blessing to have a visit from you! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!! Many hugs :)

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  27. The pink skies reeled me in! I also like the photo of the fence with the pasture behind it. Happy Thanksgiving, dear friend, to you and your wonderful family!

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    1. The colors in the skies never cease to amaze, do they! Appreciate your visit so much, and a Happy Thanksgiving wish to you today too! :)

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  28. Beautiful photos!! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you Angela for your visit and sweet comment! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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  29. Beautiful and comforting..
    God bless
    Mrs.O

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