Autumn is the most beautiful season of the year.
That’s a debatable statement. Yet, there are those who agree with us, and we’ve heard that comment several times in recent days.
From the opposite view, somebody insisted fall is always so morbid, because plants are dying or going dormant. Another couldn’t appreciate fall’s attributes due to worrying about the upcoming problems associated with the next season: winter.
We like autumn because it’s when we sell colts and calves and receive our payment for the year’s efforts. Grain producers harvest their annual crops as reward for 12 months of planning, expenses and hard work.
Moreover, fall is when “we can really get something done.” Temperatures are typically enhancive to accomplishing tasks at hand, and there usually isn’t much inclement weather to interrupt us.
Grass, weeds and trees aren’t growing in the fall, so when we trim the yard, fencerows and branches, our work stays done until spring. We certainly can’t forget the true beauty of autumn with all of the broad range of coloring, and that daily changing has to have some merit for even those who dislike the season.
Many people contend spring is the best season. We’ll never forget that our Grandma Davis liked spring because of the new life it brought. There is green grass, leaves and
flowers along with newborn wildlife and baby livestock on the farm.
Summer is always so busy with essential work intruding on the many pleasure activities we’d prefer to do like ride our horses and participate in horse shows. For some, the heat is a summer detriment, but that’s never bothered us much.
Still, we have to agree that winter is the season we dislike the most. Foremost, it’s because the days are so short. We get up in the dark, go to work in the dark, come home in the dark and chore in the dark. We almost forget there is light on the ranch.
Cold and snow add to the disgruntlement for the season. Yet, there are folks who contend winter is the finest season of all. “The snow is so pretty,” they claim. That might be true, if they don’t have to plow through it to feed the cows or break the
An important lesson about fall is told in Isaiah 64:6: “We are all infected and impure with sin. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind.” Yet, we appreciate the promise in Exodus 23:16: “Fall harvest will bring in the fruits of all your work in the fields.”
It is in His plan as noted in Daniel 2:21: “Hechanges the times and the seasons. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.” Thus, we must repeat Ecclesiastes 3:1: “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”