Saturday, November 28, 2009

One Last Look Back

Before my heart dances into the Advent Season, I want to cherish one last look at fall. She comes slowly to South Texas, quietly making her way among the cedar trees and live oak. The Master Artist has saved just enough paint on His palette to dab His breath-taking colors onto this vast green canvas.

Whenever we have friends or family come for a first time visit from the north, they are always astounded that we aren't set in the middle of desert country with cactus and tumble weed our only vegetation. If that is your image of South Texas, I want to give you just a glimpse of what it is really like.

This is our very own little red oak. We guard her carefully, knowing the reward she brings us in the fall.



  1. Beautiful, dear friend. What a blessing after such a grueling summer. I must visit in spring or this time of late fall!

  2. Love the pics & I can appreciate how you guard your oak! We have one like that too. I pray for it! I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.

  3. Hi Linda!
    I'm so glad you have some fall colors to add to your joy! Thank you for the reminder to always appreciate the gift of nature and to never take it for granted. It's a miracle that Earth is so bountiful
    ~ All the best to you, Linda ~

  4. Such great pictures. Love the red. We have had snow but for now the ground is brown (still a little green). Thanksgiving was warm and nice enough to walk and hike.

  5. Love hearing from places so different from mine, on a different timetable. It's magical.

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Just beautiful. Now if your friends come a little further South (say Corpus) they will see lots of dead grass(no tumbleweeds though). Love the hill country and need to make a trip up sometime soon.

  7. Your little Oak is beautiful with its cloak of red. I'm glad you're able to enjoy so many beautiful trees and a spattering of fall colors. Funny, I never pictured you living in a landscape of tumbleweed and cactus :)
    I so look forward to the time when our trees will have green leaves again.

  8. Linda, what beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks for also being faithful to visit my blog.

    How is your dad doing?

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    May God bless you this week....