Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Remnant

I pass this way every day.
And yet, I've never really noticed it before.
I'm always trying to get somewhere, having to hand someone a snack, trying to make all of the appropriate animal sounds while listening to "Old McDonald".
But that day, I turned my head to the left and saw it.
A Remnant...the last bit of Autumn color.

The grapes are long gone.

And soon the leaves that are still clinging to the vines, will join the rest of their friends on the lush green carpet.


But on this day, I got to see it in all of it's glory.


And, all of this time, it was there.
I'm so glad I turned my head to the left before I missed it!


"Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No one branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from m you can do nothing."
John 15:4-5

Blessings to you this Wednesday from
A Southern Girl at Heart,
Vanessa




39 comments:

CailinMarie said...

oh! gorgeous photos and I love your words. I too am so glad you turned to the left and saw this and shared it with us. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Val said...

Truly beautiful.

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Hi Vanessa! Im Kara, a newbie in the blogging world! I just found your site and I LOOOOVE IT!!! The pictures of the beautiful autumn leaves..GORGEOUS! Gods beautiful creations! I have an interior design business and blog...im doing 14 days of christmas trees and would LOVE and so appreciate if you could come visit! Im your newest follower :) I also have a GIVEAWAY! YAY!


*ENTER PAMPERING Give-Away Here *



blessings*xoxokara

Rene said...

This is such a beautiful and inspiring post Vanessa. Happy outdoor Wednesday.

-Rene

High Street Cottage said...

Vanessa, you had a stop and smell the roses moment ;)

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Beautiful!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there Vanessa~
Love your photos of the vineyard and your inspirations... Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing. :)

Janine said...

So beautiful Vanessa and loved how you posted it with such an appropriate verse. Thanks for the reminder today.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Just beautiful. Yes, most of the time we are so busy we don't notice the beauty around us.

michelle said...

Beautiful pictures Vanessa and a beautiful verse! Don't you wonder what it is that makes us turn our heads or go down that road? It is like He is trying to tell us something in our busy lives. I am so glad that you listened and looked and reminded us all to do the same! Hugs to you my friend!

Kim, USA said...

A lovely capture and the verses it's inspiring!
Outdoor Wednesday

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

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im gonna Grab your Button...Would LOOOOVE it if you Grabbed mine back :)

Let me know on the event!
blessings xoxokara

Jemsmom said...

That is glorious!

HollyC said...

Wow! How beautiful! I'm glad you noticed it so you could share it with us! Happy Outdoor Wednesday.
~Holly

Judy said...

Beautiful pictures. Enjoyed your post...as always.

Modern Country Lady said...

Beautiful pictures !! Love the quotation - so true- thank you for sharing this .

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

Vanessa, this is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the lovely fall colors :)

Carrie said...

Thank you for sharing those verses today Vanessa. It was exactly what i needed to remember.

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

What a beautiful post today. I needed that! I wish I would take more time to enjoy all the beauty around me.

Because of your thoughtfulness I took my puppies for an extra long walk today to enjoy the last of the beautiful color before it's gone. Thank you.

Junebug said...

As I drove to work this morning I noticed the last of the leaves. The wind was blowing and they were swirling. I almost wanted to turn around and drive past the fields again. I love your pictures today and also your Thanksgiving table scape - Beautiful!

NanaDiana said...

Vanessa, What a great post. Isn't life just like that though? You get so busy with this and that and if you don't turn your head you miss it and never see it again. I think that is why I enjoy my grandkids so much...they are only passing through here once and the stages and ages they move through happen so quickly. Just like your leaves-I want to enjoy their childhood moments. Hugs-Diana

Debbie said...

This is beautiful. I love it when you discover a treasure that was there all along but you have been passing by. Those are my favorites, I think.

I felt that way when I discoverd the blue hour.

I think you should share this with Simple Pleasures on A Collection of This and That, too. It was truly a simple pleasure!

xinex said...

Your photos are beautiful, Vanessa!...Christine

Ashley said...

Those are beautiful pics! And how neat to live by a vineyard!

Shelia said...

Hi Vanessa! Oh, what a lovely spot! Just gorgeous pictures.
To answer your question - I found the little Rooster lamp at Hobby Lobby and just hot glued the trim on it myself.
Be a sweetie and I hope you can find your own little Rooster lamp.
Shelia ;)

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

What pretty pictures. I love the verse that you included too. Best wishes ♥

Deborah said...

Such an inspiring post Vanessa..
I love these photos and these truths...

Deborah :)

Sheri said...

wow - that's some great scenery. I'm really jealous. Those colors are just gorgeous. I haven't checked in with you in a few days - and i have to say - the pilgrims in the post below crack me up. I love them! (But she does look like she's getting ready to do a magic trick - very astute observation)

Carol said...

So happy you saw the last of fall. I love the smell of dying, wet leaves in November. I'm very grateful to God for the sense of smell.

Mom

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi Vanessa,

I love it when I see cathc a moment like this. It's as though time stands still for a moment for me. But it's also mixed with a kind of sadness that time marches on and on.

I like your verse at the end.

It's so wonderful to know that some things are utterly unchanging....standing on solid rock.

Sarahx

Karen said...

Vanessa, how beautiful! Thanks for looking ~~~ or should I say being able to look! Love the verse you chose with this. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I've been running around trying to get packed. Just now checking a few blogs and posted. Love & hugs from the MS girl.

Kay K said...

The pictures are awesome and what beauty we can find if we just stop and look ...take the time ..for that simple pleasure

Kelly said...

This is such a lovely post and such lovely photos as well. :)

Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog, and I'm honored that you liked the ornaments. I'll definitely be linking up again! Thanks for hosting.

Kelly

Carol said...

Gorgeous photos and great scripture to go along with them.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Vanessa, It is amazing all the little things that surround us everyday but we tend to not see them. Your photos and words are beautiful! Thanks for the sweet comment on my Grateful Journal. I really appreciate your support!
Hugs, Sherry

Debbie said...

Just saw that you shared this on simple pleasures. I'm so glad. And yes, I know that I've already commented on this post. I'm just oddball enough to do it twice.

Sue said...

Beautiful simple pleasure, and beautiful scripture. thanks for sharing.
Sue

Kathleen said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful subject! A wonderful simple pleasure.

Sailing Simply said...

OH My! I am so glad you stopped and took it all in. Isn't it just beautiful! I love the bright yellow colors against the green and brown. Stunning!