The Daily Grace
The Daily Grace

the first day of autumn

Sep 27, 2013 | god & grace | 2 comments

It always surprises me how, overnight, Summer turns to Fall. In one fell swoop the earth crosses a tipping point that lowers the temperature, of course—but also, in some soulful way—changes nature’s very attitude.

There is a releasing; a relaxing into things; a letting down of the “on-guard” demanded by Summer’s relentless heat. A maturing. An acceptance, if you will.

And then.

And then the most beautiful time of year bursts forth, the landscape painted in the brilliant hues of Autumn’s Poplars and Maples and Oaks. But there is jubilant color in unexpected places, as well. Unremarkable thickets come to life with Astor and Primrose and Goldenrod, singing and swaying with the joy of their own finally realized glory.

There is a deep soul beauty in the season that is Autumn, I think, the season of now, a season of becoming.



  1. Rosie Locke

    I love this site. Fall, beautifully explained. Never met you but you are a blessing to my friends Julie and Suzanne. And so many others!

    • Cathy

      Thank you, Rosie Locke! I now pronounce us friends, as well!

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Hi. I’m Cathy.

This is a blog about writing, creative living, and grace in the everyday. It’s my hope this little spot on the internet will be for you a place of quiet and reflection, a source for inspiration, and a reminder there’s beauty all around—we simply need to keep our hearts open to see it. Thank you for being here with me.

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