|underneath the red canopy, were all the colors of autumn!|
The colors made me think of this week's Torah reading about Joseph and his coat of many colors
Now Israel loved Joseph best of all his sons, for he was the child of his old age; and he made him a coat of many colors.
|That morning I had shared about Joseph in an English class, and used the lyrics to this song|
|The very same tree, here orange (above, view under the canopy), here red (below, view from the path), and in between, all the colors of autumn|
How sweet is the light,
what a delight for the eyes to behold the sun!
Today when I saw this Momiji tree (Japanese maple) I went up closer to it so I could seeits exquisite sublimity.
its beautiful red coat. Under its canopy there were every color of the autumn leaves, red and yellows and orange and greens. The most beautiful momiji
I'd ever seen. I sat down underneath its leaves, looking up and marveling at the colors,
Just this morning I had Joseph's song
on my heart so all the colors gave me a start to think of how
Joseph didn't try to hide the colors that he had inside.
| The afternoon light came in through the leaves.|
I made this little quick sketch and share it for you if you would like to
color Joseph's coat in the color of the leaves!! Enjoy!
As the upcoming season approaches and the celebration of the miracle of light at Hannukah brings increasing light into the darkening days, shine your light in all you do!!
Here is a prayer if you would like to, pray it for loved ones! (Put the name of the one you are praying for)
May............let his/her light shine before men so they may see his/her good works and glorify your Father in heaven. ---Matthew 5:16
Blessings and Shalom!
PS after posting this I showed the photos to someone, my Japanese teacher, and he told me that the momoji leaves change color in stages, and eventually all the leaves will turn the same red as the outer canopy of red, and then they fall off the tree. This shows what a city girl I am, I hadn't realized that they will all change to red. I'm a little embarrassed, but at the same time the moment had a certain excitement in the not knowing...
It seemed a miracle that there were all those colors on one tree with an outside canopy color, and then a whole world of colors unseen inside the canopy!! As I experienced it (in my innocence or naivety about how things in nature work!!) it was like God gave me the chance to witness that miracle and His hand on the whole thing!! Which is what it is to see the changing colors, isn't it!!! More than a PS, rather a Pretty Sensational!!! He is amazing!! Give thanks to the Creator of Heaven and Earth! Enjoy the colors of where you are.♡