October's protest and promise

Photo by CP
Spent a beautiful afternoon with family in New Hampshire.

We went out for lunch and I was pleased to find this special on the menu: ahi tuna sliced over a Caesar salad - ponzu, wasabi and pickled ginger on the side!

On our return from the restaurant, my aunt pointed out the one, still fresh hydrangea bloom crowning a bush otherwise browned and bruised by fall's early chill... right there by the front door.

With a train of green mocking fading maples all around, this one blossom stands against October, protesting what must surely come while promising what will surely come again...

Let us praise God from whom all blessings come, go and flow...


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  1. What a wonderful way to look at that picture -- as one of protest.

    I see that you have posted a number of interesting and insightful posts that I will have to spend some time catching up on this evening. I have been in Afghanistan and am grateful that while there I could simply refer readers of my Monday Morning Meditation to your Monday Morning Offering (and more) since I was out in one of the combat zones (not to worry, I was not engaged in actual combat) and not connected to Internet. I think readers got a better deal, anyway, by wandering over here! I love your posts.

  2. I love the line 'protesting what must surely come while promising what will surely come again...' - simply beautiful. How that parallels our own lives..we resist change, but we are a people of Easter hope. Thank you for this post and for noticing that beautiful bloom.


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