Monday, November 10, 2014

Around Our Neck Of The Woods

I never used to like fall. When my children were young, fall meant school and an end to the carefree days of summer. Schedules were busy and the weather was soon to turn cold. Our camping trips were done for the season, and there was homework and sports and music and busyness, lots of busyness. We didn't spend many afternoons (or mornings) looking for the changing foliage in those days.

I now enjoy fall almost as much as I do spring. I enjoy walking in the crisp air with a sweatshirt or sweater pulled tightly around me, with my hands in my husbands pockets because I forgot my gloves. I love the smells and I love the colors and textures that are associated with fall, it's beauty that points to a Creator don't you think.

The weather was beautiful this weekend, so we left the chores undone at home and headed outside to catch the beauty of this season. The leaves are just beyond peak but still pretty. I take the time to look these days, more aware at how fast time flies. The chores will still be there when we get back, but the leaves will be done for the season by next weekend. Make the most of every opportunity, no matter what that opportunity may look like.


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Thank you for sharing the autumn beauty that surrounds you. We don't have a real noticeable fall, or much in the way of cooler temps until maybe January. It would be nice to live where the seasons noticeably change, but alas, this is where we were and I am blessed to live.

Your descriptive words on what you see, smell and feel, took me on a mini vacation.

It has been lightly raining off and on since yesterday morning.

Thank you ~ FlowerLady

Debbie said...

Good morning! I LOVED reading about your Fall and seeing the gorgeous surroundings that are yours...how I would LOVE to experience such a Fall. Thanks for sharing yours with us! Enjoy your week!

Stephanie said...

Wow, the colors are so vibrant and beautiful, Maryann!

The leaves here have fallen off the trees and now things look rather barren. The wind is blowing right now and snow is in the forecast for this afternoon. My son and I are quite excited about the snow :)

Thank you for sharing your lovely pictures. Happy Monday!

Creations By Cindy said...

Awe...love all the beautiful colors! I can almost smell Fall in your air! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Camille said...

Yes, time does fly by way too quickly! Your photos are lovely. I enjoy the changing seasons and always seem ready for the next one when it's on its way. Hugs to you! Camille