Happy Autumn, From Victoree

Awaiting Autumn

The first blush of Autumn at Lake Anne, Reston VA

Today, I would like to share an excerpt from a prayer by an anonymous author I discovered some time ago. It’s in the scrapbook of household wisdom I hope to one day pass on to my daughter.

Equinox prompts me to test the holiday lights and decorate the house for the season. The season also prompted thoughts about the meaning of theĀ  process of change inherent in deciding to go back into the role of a student. The pictures that appear here today I took while on an “artist date” (I read Julia Cameron‘s “The Artist’s Way) one fall day last year.

Prayer For Autumn Days

God of the seasons, there is a time for everything;

there is a time for dying and a time for rising.

We need courage to enter into the transformation process.

God of autumn, the trees are saying goodbye to their green, letting go of what has been. We, too have our moments of surrender, with all their insecurity and risk. Help us to let go when we need to do so

God of fallen leaves lying in colored patterns on the ground, our lives have their own patterns. As we see the patterns of our own growth, may we learn from them…

Saturday, September 22 was the autumnal equinox in the western hemisphere. On that day, there were as many hours of daylight as there were hours of darkness. From that point the nights progressively cool and lengthen into winter.

Have a blessed autumnal equinox.



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