September 18, 2013

There is a season...

September 18, 2013 Photo of the day:
"To every thing there is a season, 
and a time to every purpose under the heaven."
(Ecclesiastes 3:1)

Fall was always Dad's favorite season.
Everything about it reminds me of him:
Ripe apples and plums,
Mallards and Canadian geese,
The smell of fallen leaves,
Crisp days and foggy nights,
Hudson Bay coats and Pendleton shirts,
and tonight's Harvest Moon.

He left us on September 18th,
knowing that he would always be with us.

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"Best of all he loved the fall
The leaves yellow on the cottonwoods
Leaves floating on the trout streams
And above the hills
The high blue windless skies
Now he will be a part of them forever"
~ Ernest Hemingway