Woodland Refrain, words, music performance by Lois Mountz
It took a while this year,
But the colors of autumn have finally appeared;
Nature’s palette of reds and golds,
Paint a picture – One loves to behold.
Some long, all-day showers
Coupled with chilly overnight hours
Have given the message to our trees,
That summer has finally ceased.
Mighty oaks will now drop their leaves;
Enough leaves to cover roofs and eaves;
Enough leaves to hide my garden beds;
So now we rake – yellows, oranges, reds!
Yes, it’s work, but work that we savor;
For the fragrance, is almost a flavor;
And the sound of leaves so crisp and dry,
Just can’t be compared – I wonder why????
Adding to the leaves so crisp and bright,
Other hues on nature’s palette delight;
There’s umber and ochres in the fields of corn,
And skies of blue the whole scene adorns.
Yes, God has created our world so fair;
He’s planned and painted it with such great care.
His palette of colors is a feast to the eye;
The birds, the trees, and even the sky.
Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. Psalm 96:12 NIV