19 September


If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, 

and his love is perfect in us.

I hadn't been to Marjoram park in a few weeks.

There was a time, in high summer, when I was there every day,

and every day I would find a tiny gift to leave at the base of

the giant pine tree whose majestic branches hang over the cliff

framing the view of the Atlantic,

or the largest old Oak who drops his acorns

in musical harmony

on the grasses beside me while I sit on the benches.

This day I found two rocks on the beach beneath

and climbed up the hilly path.

I leaned the larger rock, which looked like a cat's head, against the pine

and the smaller triangular rock I stood on end below the Oak.

In return they shared with me

a smallish oak leaf

browned with the coming autumn

a heart in the middle

green to show that love still lives

outlined in yellow for friendship

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  1. Oh, my.
    This is beautiful for so many reasons.
    I love that you left a gift, and I am staggered by the gift that you received in return. What beauty!

  2. totally amazing, love you

  3. oh that heart right smack dab in the middle.

    i needed to see that this morning ...

    weekend joys to you, friend!

  4. Beautiful! God leaves (leaves..?!) love notes all over for us to find, I'm sure....
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oh, I love this post... and the heart on the leaf. His messages of love are all around us if we have eyes! :) Thanks for this beauty! ~ Pam, apples of gold

  6. God Bless you! Enjoy your weekend.

  7. Blessed by this account of a prayerful walk, inspired by your attentiveness to God's signs of grace along the way. Amen to that.

  8. How beautiful - I love that the leaf has a green heart and that you left a gift first ...
    Thank you

  9. Thank you sharing! I enjoyed your pictures. Straightforward to our world.


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