The human soul is slow to discover the real excellence of things given to us by a bountiful creator, and not until the shadows of death begin to gather around the object that we love, do we see its worth and beauty. Autumn is the dim shadow that clusters about the sweet, precious things that God has created in the realm of nature. While it robs them of life, it tears away the veil and reveals the golden gem of beauty and sweetness. Beauty lurks in all the dim old aisles of nature, and we discover it at last.
~ Northern Advocate
Last Sunday was about as perfect as it gets.
The temperature, the beauty of the sky, the fresh air and the smiling faces were a testament to the good life we enjoy here in Newton County.
This early fall weather beckons us all to open the door and head out for a stroll down the lane or, might we suggest, our picturesque town square.
If you make the trek, you'll probably see some neighbors who are happy to escape the air-conditioned houses they've been cooped up in and trade that in for the beauty of the outdoors.
Head over to the square around lunch, and you'll be in for an extra treat.
Every Thursday in September, the Arts Association in Newton County, Main Street Covington and The Covington News sponsor a special concert on the square starting at noon. The concerts provide a great excuse to break out the picnic baskets or to stop and pick up lunch from a nearby merchant and enjoy a true lunch break.
Also, for those more inclined to come out after the work week ends, be sure to check out another concert Friday at 7 p.m. on the square, again hosted by the Arts Association and Main Street. The Uptown Entertainment Band will be bringing its Motown-inspired Atlanta sound to Covington.
Yes, fall is a great time. So, don't let it pass you by; come out and join us downtown for some fun. If you watch closely, you might even see a vampire or two enjoying the great outdoors along with you.