Thursday, October 2, 2014

September Foliage/Syyskuun ruskaa

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Last week the girls and I took a quick trip to New Hampshire. Up north the foliage was/is already at peak!

On our drive we had to pull over quite a few times to take pictures.

And once we crossed into Maine we were in for a neat surprise:

A moose! We saw it really close (see the car window on that last photo), but not so close we were in any danger. Nevertheless, all photos were taken from the safety of the car, with a zoom lens:)

We've had some beautiful fall days in Maine. Little Miss and I have been taking walks - Little Miss on her bike - every day. Usually right before math:)

The loons are still up here. Will the migrate south before we do?

It seems to me the peak foliage has been earlier this year.

It really is gloriously beautiful. Thank you God!

Psalm 19

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
    no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice[b] goes out into all the earth,
    their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
5     It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
    like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens
    and makes its circuit to the other;
    nothing is deprived of its warmth.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect,
    refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
    making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the Lord are right,
    giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
    giving light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is pure,
    enduring forever.
The decrees of the Lord are firm,
    and all of them are righteous.
10 They are more precious than gold,
    than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
    than honey from the honeycomb.
11 By them your servant is warned;
    in keeping them there is great reward.
12 But who can discern their own errors?
    Forgive my hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins;
    may they not rule over me.
Then I will be blameless,
    innocent of great transgression.
14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
    be pleasing in your sight,
    Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.


Ruska on ollut kauneimmillaan jo viime viikosta lähtien. Tyttöjen kanssa kävimme New Hampshiressä viime viikolla, ja pysähdyimme useamman kerran valokuvaamaan tätä värien loistoa. Kotimatkalla näimme myös hirven! Läheltä, muttei liian läheltä:)

Ja täällä meidänkin kotiseudulla ruska loistaa, ja olemme niin nauttineet näistä kirpeistä syyspäivistä.  Ennen kuin on aika taas lähteä asuntoautolla reissaamaan.

Psalmi 19 tuntui oikein sopivalta tähän postaukseen.


  1. Wow... The colours are simply breathtaking! How blessed you are, to get to live in the midst of such wonders of God's creation. We have been admiring the foliage here in Tampere region, but the variety of colours you get in Maine is something completely different :-)

  2. Kauniita värejä!


  3. Heli, I agree! We love the brilliant colors up here!

    Kiitos, Olivia!

  4. Sharron, now it's past peak.. So fast. Still pretty!