Thanksgiving Harvest

I’m continually amazed and touched by the love and support I receive from our blogging community. As I’ve mentioned before, this is a big factor in my continued blogging. I will likely continue blogging in some capacity; it’s hard to imagine walking away from all the wonderful people I’ve met here on WordPress. When I…

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Muted Moments

This fall was a very muted one for me, both in fall colors and my emotional state. I haven’t slipped all the way into depression, but apathy is becoming way too comfortable. Just like in the photo above, I could look at the details and find bits of beauty; the rocks, the splashes of color,…

Floral Finale

~ dazzling displays a festival of flowers autumn’s last hurrah ~ ~ The colors were dazzling and surprising for so late in the year. The bees and insects were feasting on this beautiful bounty, harvesting while they can. I too was feeding, my soul, on this floral festival before the freeze takes them away for…

Autumn Wonders

~ wonder and awe danced in the air witnessing nature’s grand affair neighbors gathering in their yards chattering like poetic bards eyes filled with delight from rainbow-colored light not to be outdone clouds summoned by the sun sparkling with refracted light wishing all a grand goodnight ~ This was the first double rainbow that I…

Walking in Gratitude

~ a walk in the woods crisp air, warrm hues, earthy smells nature’s medicine ~ ~ The colors around town were actually better than in the woods this year. I’m grateful for many outdoor choices, reliable transportation, and easy access to parks to refresh my body and spirit. The job has pushed me on many…

Autumn Changes

~ the seasons come and go moments of joy and sorrow days blending to weeks and years do we savor the moment or rush to complete the next task may we remember to pause breathing in the beauty and transitory nature of life relishing what beauty and joy we find while embracing our challenges for…

Macro Majesty

~ forest foraging reveals a beautiful nut tasty new harvest ~ ~ softly glowing light a leaf becomes a beacon broadcasting beauty ~ ~ I’m still waiting to see if we’ll have a grand display this year. Meanwhile, I found some simple treasures to warm my heart. Happy Autumn!

Autumn Pleasures

~ soft light filters through highlighting a single leaf moments of pure joy ~ Thankfully, there are signs of autumn, but not the grand spectacle of past years. So far we’ve mostly had yellow and brown, with a few sprinkles of red and orange. My guess is that we won’t have a grand display this…

Autumn Reflections

~ trees in transition autumn beauty playing coy with muted colors ~ I love fall for the colors, transitions, time to reflect, and relief from the summer heat. This year we had an especially long and hot summer so I am extra grateful for autumn. In fact, we just started cooling down last week, haven’t…

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A Season of Change

A Season of Change ~ earthy smells delightful colors a time for letting go slowing and savoring decay lingers in the air the leaves are falling nature is storing her energy Joe Biden is President-Elect hope is in the air ~