Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fireside beauty

So, I sat on the ground during the bonfire and found a little friend - this oak leaf. She was so beautiful in the light of the bonfire that I took pictures from every angle.

This is one of my favorites.

Oh, to be that photogenic.

Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30


Marcie said...

I raked leaves today, and Ikey asked, "Why are they called leaves?" What do you say to such a question? Leaves seem to be on my mind (and apparently yours) lately. Hmmmm.... They ARE an interesting creation of God's. Like our lives... young buds, green, yellow, red, then brown, and, gone so quickly.

Anonymous said... add to Marcie's me they resemble life (my first thoughts when looking at Barb's leaf and thinking...What's pretty or photogenic about that dead looking leaf??). Barb's leaf's beauty was not in what she saw but its darkness spoke of its long, productive life (all the colors) that it served the tree, the earth, and its Creator! So each leaf that falls, "dead" to the earth symbolizes a purpose fulfilled. Your verse Barb summed it all up...a woman's beauty is much the same. Being spent for others is what makes her truly attractive - much like you Barb!
c. nottingham

Anonymous said...

Marcie, you could say, "Because they're 'leaving' the earth. Their job is done. It's time for them to leave!".