It dawned on me recently that we are in the golden hour! So glad I noticed!
In photography, the golden hour is that time right before the sunset, when the colors are rich and glorious. It’s hard to mess up a photograph in the golden hour. Warm, saturated hues envelope your subject’s face and features making for the best pictures.
In nature, it is the edges of the summer season that make the golden hours and days. March, April, September and October. Like right now, in September, the angle of the sun is just a little lower and the sunlight dapples and sparkles a little more brilliantly through the leaves and woods.
In the fields, the fall goldenrod and daisies burst forth golden attracting the bees and the butterflies seeking the last of the intoxicating nectar. These colors are saturated too, like the bees that are wrapping up their summer exploits.
In our family, these are the golden days, I remind myself, when the kids are still living in our house and on our dole! They’re grown or almost grown, but they’re still here, hanging around like the bees on the goldenrod. The golden hour. Its golden and like the nectar, it won’t last. They’re golden, these teens, in their youth, unencumbered.
Watching all this golden, reminds me that I’m moving along with the bees and the boys toward my own golden days. I’ve been trying to put it off! But, thankfully, God has me here turning golden too. I’m just going to keep taking pictures and enjoying all this gold while its here.