Publication isn’t the only thing I’m waiting for. I’m also waiting eagerly for fall after a particularly hot, sticky summer. Yesterday evening the humidity finally gave way and I took a most pleasant walk along our road. The great thing about waiting is that there’s usually plenty to see and do while you wait. As I walked, I noticed sure signs that fall is on its way.
Joe Pye Weed has been blooming for a while now, but the Ironweed is also beginning to put out rich, purple flowers. Virgin’s Bower–a wild clematis that’s probably invasive–is draping fence lines in delicate white flowers. The dogwood trees have just a hint of deep red to their leaves and here and there on the ground I saw a yellow or orange leaf that’s taken the leap a little early. Fall is coming.
The advantage fall has over publication, is that I’m pretty certain of fall. Publication? Well, we’ll see. Maybe by next fall . . .
James 5:7-8 ” Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.”