...and on this particular morning the sun lit the sky ablaze in a sudden bright and glorious glow !
The trees in the distance turned a brilliant golden hue when the rays of the sun first touched them. Their shimmering beauty literally took my breath away!
As I proceeded on my walk that morning, the trees surrounding me kept changing their shades as the daybreak's light danced among their leaves. The display was a beautiful autumnal kaleidoscope of light, shadow, refection and color, and I felt privileged have witnessed it!
It made me remember this prayer that I read recently in the book "Graces," that I'm pleased to share with you today:
Our Father, we thank Thee for Trees!
We thank Thee for the trees of our childhood in whose shade we played and read and dreamed; for the trees of our schooldays, the trees along the paths where friendship walked.
We thank Thee for special trees which will always stand large in our memory because for some reason of our own they become our trees.
We thank Thee for the great stretches of trees which make the forests.
May we always stand humbly before Thy trees and draw strength from them as they, in their turn, draw sustenance from Thy bounties of earth and sun and air.