ON OUR WAY TO CHURCH on Sunday morning in North Morristown, my husband and I drove through some mighty fine country.
grain bins awaiting the season’s yield
autumn’s glory edging Cannon Lake
harvested corn fields
tree line and crop line
a farmer laboring
beauty and bounty
a clutch of bins
horses dallying in a barnyard
a shed weathered by time
an old brick house on a hill
to Trinity Lutheran Church, North Morristown.
We savored the best of a lovely, gorgeous, stunning, beautiful, wonderful, photographic October morning that transitioned into an unbelievably warm afternoon.
Typically we don’t get this many balmy October days here in Minnesota, meaning we need to appreciate each one while secretly hoarding memories of these days for the long winter months ahead.
For now I want to remember this Sunday, this drive west of Faribault to the little country church, Trinity Lutheran, edged by an alfalfa field and across the road, acres of corn.
I want to remember the warmth of the day and of the people with whom we worshiped.
I want to remember, too, the good food and fellowship afterward in the church basement as we celebrated this congregation’s annual fall dinner and craft sale.
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