Celebrating Our Autumns

CaptureMy Featured Blogger this week is Russell (a.k.a. Rev Russ) of Russellings of the Spirit. “Retired pastor, father, grandfather, stumbler, seeker, and servant,” Russell might also add “treasured friend” to that list. We’ve never met in person, but I do indeed count Russell as a treasured friend. And I know many others feel the same. Read on and you’ll see why.

Russellings of the Spirit

Here where I live in northern Colorado USA, the seasons are beginning to change.

Summer is graciously bowing to receive her well-earned accolades while fall stands just off-stage awaiting her cue. Warm-ups and vocalization exercises done, she is poised, ready to burst from the wings, draped in oranges, reds, yellows and deep maroons.

I’m not gonna lie; of the four contenders, fall is my fave season of all. It is the time of cooler temps, of pumpkin spice EVERYTHING, of the start of American FOOTBALL, and of kids being back in school. It is the time when fresh peaches are canned, chili is cooked, long sleeves come out of hiding, and a brand-new season ofSaturday Night Liveblasts off.

But most of all, I think I love fall because it is that time when the end of yard work is visible, just beyond the horizon.

I am sure I’m…

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Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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9 Responses to Celebrating Our Autumns

  1. “The end of yard work is visible, just beyond the horizon” 🍁 Magic ending to a wonderful guest blog post! I can see why you and Rev Russ are friends. You both have the ‘touch’ of faith and LIGHT HEARTED humour. 🧡 Simply divine!

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  2. revruss1220 says:

    Mitch, you are entirely too kind. I am humbled and blessed… not just to be featured in this estimable forum, but for you to call me “friend.” Thank you for all you do to shine light and humor in a world that sorely needs a large dose of both.

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  3. Gorgeous photo. It suddenly has me wanting to change my hair colour. 😁

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  4. Damyanti Biswas says:

    What a beautiful post. Thanks for sharing this Mitch!

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  5. Thanks, Mitch. I found the following notable quote a nugget of truth to remember.

    “Fall is that time when our richest, most vibrant colors come out on full display. It is the time when we wave farewell to the vigorous striving of “summer” and dare to relax and refresh ourselves by the springs of wisdom.”

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  6. And now the days are short
    It is the autumn of the year
    And now I think of my life as vintage wine
    From fine old kegs
    From the brim to the dregs
    It poured sweet and clear
    It was a very good year

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  7. I know the sentiment! Well put!


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