West Michigan Fall Splendor 2021

On seminary property, just to east of the building and parking lot. As I was leaving yesterday, the sun came out and set these trees ablaze.

It is difficult to match the glorious splendor of Fall in West Michigan. Yes, that is a biased perspective, but I have been in other parts of the country in the Fall of the year and while each area has its own beauty, I am convinced Michigan’s is spectacular extraordinaire! And I have pictures to prove it!

Open field to the northwest of seminary – on a walk last week.

While our Fall has been late this year, the colors came slowly and grandly, lasting longer than other years.

A frosty morning last week behind seminary.

And then they exploded in glorious beauty in the last week, peaking under brilliant sunshine as well as varying clouds, from dark and billowing to light and wispy.

A view of Doezema’s property, northside of the driveway (south of seminary along Ivanrest)
A view of Doezema’s property from across their pond this week Monday.

I have an expression I like to use this time of the year: “No one paints the landscape like the Lord, the Master Painter.” What a God! And what a glory He puts on display in the Fall! Shall we acknowledge His handiwork and praise Him?

Taken yesterday under the large maple in front of seminary, right after the lawn was mowed. Still green and growing! But maybe snow this weekend. That’s life in November in West Michigan!

Psalm 148

1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights.

2 Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.

3 Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.

4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.

5 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.

6 He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.

7 Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:

8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

9 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:

10 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:

11 Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:

12 Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:

13 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.

14 He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the LORD.

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