Orange you glad…

Orange you glad…

I am.

I love orange. Especially in the Fall. Take the leaves…no really take the leaves they are strewn across my yard like confetti after New Years. And while they present a challenge to collect up they are a present to Autumn’s landscape and my eyes, as the maple designs flicker like points on a star.

Then there are the orange sunrises that pile up on the horizon like scoops of sherbet. November brings mornings with winds, frost, and the promise of long nights with dancing fireplaces and cheesy popcorn.

And what about orange mugs full of steaming cocoa? Yum. Then add cinnamon toast oozing with marmalade. Now your talkin’. I like to dunk my toast till the butter floats and gathers around the melting marshmallows.

Oh, yes, I confess, I have orange suede clog-style shoes. They show up about a quarter of a mile before I come into focus. That makes me giggle. They are especially fun to wear with my orange cable knit sweater and blue jeans. I look like a pumpkin on wheels.

Don’t forget to applaud clove studded oranges, stringy squash, and candy corn. Each adds its shades to the orange parade. And everybody loves a parade!

Besides before we know it we’ll be seeing red…51 shopping days left.

To think God could have made the world beige but instead he wreathed the world in extravagant color. Orange you glad? I am.


  1. lizfentondecker on November 4, 2010 at 6:21 am

    Orange you glad? I am! I can’t walk outside without picking up & saving a leaf or two. Beautiful art at our feet, extravagantly supplied at ground level to swish our orange clogs thru. Enough to even rake into great red-orange piles, mountains of crunch like breakfast cereal. Simply put…I. LOVE. AUTUMN.
    BTW I have a bright orange shoulder bag-every time I use it, someone says how much they like it. Orange you glad?

  2. Robin-All Things Heart and Home on November 4, 2010 at 6:30 am

    Gorgeous orange photos! And I love orange too…xo
    ps…how delightful…orange shoes!

  3. Lois Walsh on November 4, 2010 at 6:53 am

    We just presented orange tiger lillies and chocolates wrapped in orange paper to the director of the children’s special service at church last Sun. p.m. In Brazil, Oct. 12 is children’s day. We decided to close the month with a church service dedicated to children and led by the children. They sang songs with playback on the theme of Noah’s Ark. Several had solos and did very well. They had never done anything quite like this before. And since many have been quite rebellious in the past, it almost seemed like Sister Act II. It was a blessed service. We are reaping a harvest of results that honor our Lord. And . . . the orange tiger lillies look beautiful in Roberta’s livingroom!

  4. Michelle on November 4, 2010 at 7:00 am

    I’ve never been a big fan of the color orange. Thank you for pai
    nting it in a new light for me.

  5. Lucy LeForge on November 4, 2010 at 7:08 am

    Every season has it’s marvelous collection of colors, even winter with it white scapes. We get to enjoy the leaves before we rake them, then enjoy the snow before we shovel it. God’s way of keeping us active, which is good for us. If we can’t do those things, then others get to be charitable and help us out. They get to feel good, too. More silver linings.

  6. Kim on November 4, 2010 at 7:19 am

    Just yesterday I was admiring God’s handiwork as I walked down our tree lined street. The array of colors was magnificent. Blessings to you and your family Patsy.

  7. Susan on November 4, 2010 at 8:39 am

    I used to think I loved all colors EXCEPT orange, but now it’s one of my absolute favorites. (I even painted my living room orange.) It feels like the color of hospitality to me–warm and welcoming. Wasn’t it sweet of God to give us a warm blanket of color just when the weather turns cold?

  8. Mary Jarvis on November 4, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Ty for the lovely portrait of fall….. God sure has a way with a brush…. Love your inspirational words to help others look at the fall in a whole new way.. I too love fall and try to appreciate all the beauty that comes and goes so quickly. God Bless and stop to see the colors… : )

  9. Nancy Jensen on November 4, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Orange you just colorful this morning! Isn’t it wonderful all the lovely colors God provides for us to enjoy? Yesterday I had the treat of seeing a blazing red Burning Bush with the early morning sunrise hues of pink and purple as it’s backdrop. Absolutely glorious.
    Certainly brightened my morning!

  10. Dot Quaid on November 4, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Was just pointing out the Fall colors to my grandson this morning…the intense reds/oranges/golds against the dark green pines, it’s an explosion of color! God’s paintbrush is very busy at this time of the year!

  11. Lindsey Nobles on November 4, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I love orange too. 🙂

  12. Tammy on November 4, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    I love the colors right now. We have had beautiful fall weather and each day I think God took HIs paintbrush out just for me. Loving it.

  13. Stephanie Nelson on November 4, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Orange you glad…..yes!!! The life of leaves…to start as a tiny bud….then going thru the “green” season…which lasts the longest…only to show the most richest and most beautiful of colors, right before returning to the earth. Kind of like life……I will enjoy myself while God has me in the “green”…..knowing the richest of beauty has yet to come:)

  14. Cathy on November 4, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Yep, orange is beautiful!

  15. Jo on November 5, 2010 at 9:57 am

    You made me laugh. You made me see beautiful pictures in my head. You made me like orange which usually isn’t one of my favorite colors. You should be a writer…or maybe a speaker..oh, wait…you have that covered. Thanks for being the bright spot in my morning…pun intended!

  16. Barbara Mitchell on November 6, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Dear Patsy,

    I can just see you in those orange clogs….. you can wear so many vibrant colors, and I LOVE your style girl!!!!! All those leather jackets in wonderful colors…..

    I’m also enjoying your blog very much, and know you were born to write, cause I’m a very visual person, and as I read, I can imagine all those leaves…etc.


  17. Deb Barnett on November 9, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    orange has been my favorite color since I was five. I had an orange bedspread and curtains and throw pillows with orange flowers. Mom used to say, “All your friends like pink and purple… why do you like orange?” And I would simply say, “Because pink and purple are not as happy”.

  18. jamie on November 10, 2010 at 7:30 am

    I love orange through your eyes! it is also the color of the Multiple Sclerosis society which means as someone with MS i see it a little differently, It is the color of HOPE! I would love to find your orange clogs! I have orange Crocs!

  19. Dusty Mommah on November 16, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I’m feelin’ blue.

    Have you ever seen the ocean when it is calm and absent of whitecaps? When it is dark, dark blue, shimmering with the light from the sun as it peeks over the horizon at sunrise, with the promise of a bright, new day? That kind of blue.

    Have you ever seen the sky from 7000 feet, free from smog created by man? When it is clear, dark blue, with not a speck of clouds, not a hint of storm, fresh with the promise of peace? That kind of blue.

    Have you ever looked in someone’s eyes when there’s no one else but the two of you? When those eyes are deep, dark blue, full of laughter, love, and life with the promise of friendship? That kind of blue.

    Orange you glad for the blues?

  20. Diana on November 26, 2010 at 5:02 am

    My whole focus in ministry is Orange…it’s the colour of change, and it’s the colour your get when you put red (the unconditional love of the home) into partnership with yellow (the light of Christ that the Church is called to be).

    I love that you love that colour too – it makes people smile, it draws our attention, and tends to brighten whatever space it’s in…just like you!

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