Autumn Meadowhawk Dragonfly

Here are a few photos I took of an Autumn Meadowhawk dragonfly last weekend.

Did you know that the appearance of the bright red Autumn Meadowhawk signals the turning of the seasons from summer to autumn, almost as accurately as the first colored leaves?

A Prayer For Today

A Prayer for Today

This is the beginning of a new day.

God has given me this day to use as I will.

I can waste it or use it for good, but what I do today is important, because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.

When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving in its place something that I have traded for it.

I want it to be gain, and not loss; good, and not evil; success, and not failure, in order that I shall not regret the price I have paid for it.

This day is all we have. Is there someone to whom as an act kindness – not tomorrow but today – could make a world of difference?

Today, whether we spend it well or throw it away, will be gone tomorrow. What is there to do that is worth our effort?

W. Heartsill Wilson

(Excerpt taken from “The Best of Bits & Pieces”)