A cold front sweeps rain away, clouds break on the western horizon just before sunset, and the brown oaks are suddenly golden. Fall has it glorious moments!


Fall comes to the Island

It’s November, but a killing frost has yet to arrive on Long Island. A few annuals still bloom bravely, their days numbered. The trees have achieved as much color as they do without frost – much yellow, gold and brown, but reds are rare. Many clear days, and none of the destruction that visited New England two weeks ago. We are grateful for the slow transition to winter!

Two Weddings

I retired years ago from full-time pastoring, but this fall kept me busy with weddings! On successive weekends, our son was the groom in an intimate garden wedding, and the daughter of good friends the bride in a big “Long Island style” wedding. Having known them both since childhood, it was a delight and a privilege to be part of launching them into married life. Marian smiled as she watched “the young couples” celebrate, and danced in her wheelchair..!

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