ORANGE YOU GLAD!?!
ORANGE YOU GLAD YOU’RE HERE!?!
Okay, I admit it-
being inundated with Dad Jokes
sometimes influences my sense of humor!
(Or maybe it was all those years as a Cub Scout Leader!)
ANYWAY . . . . !
October seems the perfect month to Celebrate the color ORANGE!
Sure, it’s a beautiful color the whole year through.
Did you ever get oranges for Christmas in your stocking
or make Orange Pomanders with cloves stuck in them
so the whole house would smell all Christmasy?
Note: Poke holes FIRST with a skewer BEFORE trying to insert cloves!
Or cut grooves in the peel!
Otherwise you get Holy thumbs!!!!
Ha, ha! Dad Humor again!
And I’m the MOM!!!!
ORANGE is also nice for Winter,
blazing in the fires that warm our Hearts as well as our bodies!
And have you ever tasted those Cutey Mandarin oranges?
That sweet taste of citrus, so fresh and bright!
Almost like Liquid Sunshine!
I think we like ORANGE in Winter just because it
brings us Light and warmth,
even in the darkness of the season.
And then you get those gorgeous ORANGE daisies
that herald the coming of Spring!
Just to see their color bursting open in the brown earth
brings Hope with it!
There are also all those GORGEOUS ORANGE Butterflies
that flit and wander, dance in the air,
Rejoicing in the warmth and freedom.
That’s certainly how I feel when I see ORANGE in the Spring!
Next comes Summer.
Imagine those tasty frozen treats
all tart and sweet and refreshing,
clothed in various shades of ORANGE ranging from
pale peach to vibrant to mixed with cherry red.
I Love the taste of mango ice cream,
of Creamsicles and Bullet Pops and Popsicles!
Those tastes mirror our attitudes for the season-
bubbly and excited, invigorating and * WILD! *
Like tropical flowers and fruits:
Reminiscent of a brilliant sunset!
But Fall- Fall was made of ORANGE!
From the HUGE Harvest Moon that marks the season
all the way through to that last tantalizing bite of
Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie topped with whipped cream!
Autumn is when we Celebrate a bountiful harvest,
when we are thankful for the provisions
God gives to get us through the cold of Winter.
Fields are filled with ORANGE pumpkins.
portents of the up-coming Holidays-
for Pumpkin Bread, and Pumpkin Muffins
as well as Pumpkin Pie!
And what would Halloween be without
ORANGE Jack-O-Lanterns and corn candy?
Not just sustenance for our bodies, but fun for our Spirits!
Autumn, when the leaves change colors and Fall to the ground!
Isn’t it amazing how God takes something,
in this case the green leaves of the trees,
changes it to something else wondrous,
such as ORANGE and RED and YELLOW leaves?
Then for a bit, it seems as if the tree dies,
all Life is drained from it,
even as the leaves fall to the ground.
But it is not dead;
it only lays dormant during the next season,
waiting, rebuilding its energy,
until the seasons change,
and once again,
something new and beautiful grows.
The magnificent display of colors seeks to remind me
that in each season of Life, God has plans for me.
Sometimes I bloom and blossom in beauty.
Other times I radiate with vibrancy.
Yet even in those seemingly “dead times,”
God is at work within me,
healing me, preparing me for the season to come.
I can count on that!
For You, for Your Miracles,
And for ORANGE!
As Autumn Falls upon us, (Ha, ha! Did it again!), where do you see God’s promises that darkness will not win out, that Brilliance will return? As you go through these shortening days, do you see anything ORANGE that grabs your attention? God is here with us, always, in each and every season. He Loves us, cares for us, prepares us. I Hope this season brings you Hope blazing forth in the ORANGE surrounding you!
My final thoughts are on comfort and cozydom! (Maybe not an “official” word, but certainly a Billie Word!) As the darkness grows longer and the weather colder, we gravitate to warmth, both for our bodies but also for our Spirits! Bonfires with friends sipping orange and apple cider, kittens curled up in your arms, flannel to cuddle under on a chilly night, all are Blessings of the season. I Hope yours in bright and cheery and ORANGE!!!!!
NOW ORANGE YOU GLAD YOU DROPPED BY TO VISIT!?!
Harvest Moon found on Pinterest
Pomanders from sjarmerendejul.blogspot.com
Cheery Daisies found on desktopdress.com
Creamsicle from shewonthatblog.com
Sunset from matadornetwork.com
Pumpkin Patch found on flickr.com
Halloween Bat found on Pinterest (If he’s yours, he’s ADORABLE!!!!! Thank you for making him!)
Autumn Leaves from telva.com
Orange Flannel found at allwomenstalk.com
Tabby Kitty from cattime.com