"Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall.
Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll."
My favorite part of fall is the beautiful leaves, and there are many around here. This is because we live in a historic area called "Tree Streets". In fact, the streets here are all named after trees, and I live on Maple. My doctor's office is on Magnolia. The dentist is on Pine. But I digress. Here are this years fallen leaves, making beautiful carpets everywhere. It is ironic that though I love them so much and would love to walk through them, I am allergic to them and they cost me two trips to the E.R. and having to carry an epi-pen. I guess you could say their beauty is too much to take!
But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in Him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.”