Sunday, October 18, 2009

Little Piece of Heaven

The sun is shinning, the leaves are blowing in the wind, and finally it looks, feels, and smells like fall. Days like today remind me of a day last year when I was walking Dudley and a car stopped beside me to ask for directions. The couple found themselves lost on our road since they had taken a detour through the country. After instructing them about where to go, the woman said, “This is beautiful along here. It’s like Illinois’ best kept secret.” She continued looking at the river bottom and the colorful array of trees, “It’s like your own little piece of heaven!” Yes, where we live is beautiful, especially this time of year when the sun is shinning, the crops are ready to be harvested, and the leaves are starting to turn into orange and yellow. Soon, the trees will really put on a color show as the oranges and yellows become more vibrant and reds and purples mix in. These fall days really make me appreciate country living and feel as though God surrounds us in this beauty. We really do live in a little piece of heaven.

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