Friday, October 08, 2010

A Fall Word Association Friday Five

SingingOwl  says: "Hello everyone! The Canadian geese are excited, forming up and practicing, encouraging each other with honking, the Wisconsin fall color is at peak where I am, and in Kohl's Dept. Store the Christmas decorations are up. Yep, Fall is here. It's my turn to do the Rev Gal Blog Pals Friday Five. It has been a while since we did one of these word association Friday FIves, so here goes, with an autumnal theme. I know, fall is one way on this side of the world and different in other places, but please bear with me as I post words that say FALL--at least where I am.

Give us the the first word that comes to mind (you know how that works, right?) and then add a little something about why, or how or what."
1. Pumpkins make me think about fields full of them waiting to be picked,  or wagons by the roadside with those great big ones and little tiny ones alike all for sale."It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!" Pumpkin pies, warm from the oven, pumpkin soup with a hint of curry, making Jack-lanterns with crosses for the All-Hallows service, the slippery gloppy feel of pumpkin innards and the hot nothing else like it smell of burnt pumpkin top whem the candle gets too close.

2. Campfire is singing and talking late into the night, telling spooky stories and deep truths. It's sparks flying up into a black sky, the smell that's so good there (and so lingering on your clothes the next day!) It's hot dops and marshamllows on a stick-- the latter catching fire and getting all crusty-gooey good.

3. Apples are that riot of smells in the apple house at the orchard, the first taste of cider for the year, the hayride. Pies cooling on the rack, or being eaten with cinnamon ice cream. Apples are the tart one covered in caramel on a stick. 

4. Color Every one imaginable.  The blue, blue sky.  The changing leaves.  The incredible prairie light that I love in this place.  The pink cheeks whipped up by cooler days and outside activity. The harvest bounty.

5. Halloween Kids and costumes!

And since it is REV Gals and their Pals, here is the bonus question, sort of a serious one:
What does the following passage from Daniel 2 make you think about?
"Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;
Wisdom and power are his...
He changes times and seasons."
Oh how good it is that we are not in charge...
We with our limited minds and imaginations and thoughts. 
We who lack the wisdom to use well the power we do have.
We who fear change.
We who grasp the waning seasons.
God is God...We are not....It is good.


altar ego said...

You're right about the colors--so many, and it's true, the sky is often so BLUE! Some of the pictures I have don't seem quite real with the brilliant blue, but it really is so clear and crisp. One of God's better ideas!

Jan said...

Your colorful post is a delight for my eyes, as is that picture! Thanks.

angela said...

Happy Fall! Gracious Good associations!

Purple said...

Such creativity on #4 **smiling**.
All this talk of pumpkin pie, bread, and bars is making my taste buds want some. Does not work well with losing weight.

Sue said...

LOVE the pumpkin!

Mompriest said...

yes, all of this....!

SingingOwl said...

My favorite posting for this FF. ThANKS! LOVE the crosses and pumpkin!