changing seasons

Tuesday, November 5



in some way, this Fall has been one of the most special ones on record. 

being up in my hometown for this rich season has corralled me into a space of utter love. 
It has given me moments of coffee dates and working the rice harvest with my dad, long walks in the park with my sister, deep discussions and dress up parties with my brother at his new house, and yard sale adventures with my mom. 

I spent a lot of time in Bidwell Park, one the nations largest city parks, that dances along the river, with
scattered sycamores and oaks, peppered with lovely golden grass and berry bushes. 

I swear in the Autumn Bidwell Park is one of the most beautiful sites this side of heaven. 
and I had the opportunity to photograph some family Christmas pictures there, which was pure gold:) 


but what I've also been learning is how the changing seasons are much like a spiritual reality. 
we get stuck in a cold and dark "winter" of our life,
and begin to believe satan's biggest lie,
that things.will.never.change. 


But isn't that the beauty of Fall's first golden hues bursting forth,
or the almond blossoms bursting into snowy life and covering a naked space with robes of splendor? 

that not only seasons change, but they transform with gusto,
in richness and blessing and freshness. 

Oh, 
but just as the natural reality of seasons is true and alive,
so is our spiritual life. 

We will be ushered into the golden rays of summer,
and our heart will learn to live and breath and 
enjoy
life again. 

Seasons offer hope,
time and time again:) 

happy November friends,
love Katie 



21 comments :

  1. Yay, a new post! I've been missing them - glad you've had such a wonderful time with your family. Can't wait to see you soon my lovely friend!

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  2. Such wonderful light! Great captures!!

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  3. Oh, what beautiful photos! And somehow, every time I read through a blog post it hits home. It's exactly what I needed to hear this morning.

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  4. What a beautiful collection of photography from the season! Fall is gorgeous but far too fleeting.

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  5. Your posts always bring me so much joy!

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  6. These pictures are absolutely stunning! Wishing there was a Fall season down here in Florida :)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  7. these photographs are absolutely stunning - the light seems to be coming through the photos/computer/into my apartment. you have such a gift :)

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  8. these photographs are absolutely stunning - the light seems to be coming through the photos/computer/into my apartment. you have such a gift :)

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  9. these photographs are absolutely stunning - the light seems to be coming through the photos/computer/into my apartment. you have such a gift :)

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  10. these photographs are absolutely stunning - the light seems to be coming through the photos/computer/into my apartment. you have such a gift :)

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  11. these photographs are absolutely stunning - the light seems to be coming through the photos/computer/into my apartment. you have such a gift :)

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  12. these photographs are absolutely stunning - the light seems to be coming through the photos/computer/into my apartment. you have such a gift :)

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  13. You have such a beautiful gift for photography and written word. I just LOVE these snapshots of the beauty of autumn!

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  14. what absolutely beautiful pictures!

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  15. You have captured fall so beautifully - both in pictures and words!

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  16. Such pretty photos! I love the one of the little girl twirling :) It looks like the beginning of Christmas season!

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  17. Oh, I SO agree with you about the seasons. Seasons offer hope- a newness and excitement just when you think that it will be a blazing heat of summer forever, fall creeps its way in.

    Living in Costa Rica, there's only the "rainy" or "dry" season. Christmas things have started to appear on shelves & holiday music is being played in the stores-- but it's just so offsetting when it still feels like spring outside! haha Loved your post :)

    Lauren @ How beautiful are the feet
    http://how-beautiful-are-the-feet.blogspot.com

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