This Beautiful Autumn – The Handing Over Time


I am hard pressed to remember an Autumn as beautiful as this one, at least in the last few years.  The weather has been gorgeous and the colors have just stayed and stayed.  It has been wonderful.  One of Carrie Newcomer’s songs centers on this exact time.  It is called The Handing Over Time.  Here are the lyrics:

The creek bed dries and then it fills
The shadows lengthen as shadows will
The last wild roses go to seed
The summer birds, they take their leave
As the light goes golden, golden

Here we are, here I am
Here we stand in the handing over time
All that shines, all that rusts
In the light and borrowed dust
It all comes ’round and ’round again

Curtains of leaves drift away
The fields are filled with wheels of hay
The yellow finches fade to gray
At least the ones who choose to stay
As the light goes golden, golden

Here we are, here I am
Here we stand in the handing over time
All that shines, all that rusts
In the light and borrowed dust
It all comes ’round and ’round again

Something fine and true and deep
Happened when I was asleep
Something there right in my palm
It was here and then it’s gone
The creek bed dries and then it fills
The shadows lengthen as shadows will
As the light goes golden, golden

Here we are, here I am
Here we stand in the handing over time
All that shines, all that rusts
In the light and borrowed dust
It all comes ’round and ’round again

This beautiful Autumn is not yet done but we’re getting closer to that point as I see more trees looking devoid of leaves and I walk through more showers of leaves falling.  One thing that I didn’t realize as I was putting this together was how many benches show up in these photos.  Maybe there was something in there about this being a season of rest… Well, here is her song along with some photos of the last month of this beautiful Autumn.  I am grateful.

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