Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Last of the Fall Colors


"Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go."  -  unknown

I kept looking out the window as I was washing the breakfast dishes.  I wanted to get outside. 


A few weekends ago, we visited Tennessee.  It was dark when we arrived, I had no idea the colors of the leaves until the next morning.  There were a lot of leaves down, but the ones that were still up were gorgeous.


And this morning...there was...fog...


If I could have picked the weather for the drive home, I would have chosen a dark blue, cloudless sky as a backdrop for the last of the Smokey Mountain fall colors.  But as luck would have it, the drive back home was rainy and foggy.


John randomly exited the highway and drove a down a little two lane road, which didn't really seem to go anywhere except to more beautiful views of the fall colors...mixed with fog...


I also found this little caterpillar.  Isn't there an old wives tale about the color of  caterpillars and what the winter weather will be like...


Here in the US, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving next week.  If you are celebrating Thanksgiving, remember to save room for dessert and count all your blessings, twice. :)  


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have  a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Michelle



Monday, November 6, 2017

Cauliflower



"Vegetables are a must on a diet.  I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie"  -  Jim Davis


"Aren't they beautiful?" The off-the-clock employee commented, as she stopped to admire them with me on her way out the door.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Some Little Things...



"I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful - an endless prospect of magic and wonder."  -  Ansel Adams


Thursday, October 19, 2017

A Foggy Morning



"Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves that all of life is not black and 
white."  -  Jonathon Lockwood Huie


The morning fog didn't last long, but it was long enough to get me thinking...

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Fall


"...and all at once, summer collapsed into fall."
 -  Oscar Wilde


There is a slight chill in the air...

Thursday, October 5, 2017

On Safari...Sort Of


"Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is."  
-  Anonymous

Going on an African safari has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Busy as a Bee


"Delight in the little things."  -  Rudyard Kipling

Fall? Already?  How did that happen?

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Just One Chair



"The joy of flea market shopping comes not only from a great find, but also from that moment when you figure out how to breathe new life into an old piece."  -  unknown

Thursday, May 18, 2017

A Quiet Week



"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once more."  -  John Burroughs 

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."  -  Ralph Waldo Emerson


It's been a quiet week.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Along The Way



"Live simple, love well, and take time to smell the flowers along the way."  
 -  Mark Twain


We weren't to our final destination quite yet...but we found some little treasures.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Fins to the Left...


     "I love people who make me laugh.  I honestly think it's the thing I like the most, to laugh."  -  Audrey Hepburn


We were laughing uncontrollably.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder



"People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder', and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder.  This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves."  -  Salma Hayek


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spring


"Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat." 
 -  Laura Ingals Wilder
"My favorite weather is bird chirping weather."  
-  Terri Guillemets

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A Little Magic...

"Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."  -  Roald Dahl


I wasn't looking for it...but I found a little magic.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

A Chilly Weekend



"We were meant to explore this earth like children do...unhindered by fear...propelled by curiosity and a sense of discovery."  -  unknown

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Slowing Down



"Without patience, we will learn less in life.  We will see less.  We will feel less.  We will hear less.  Ironically, rush and more usually means less."  -   Mother Teresa
"Slow down and enjoy life.  It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why."  -  Eddie Cantor

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Bloom



"Bloom where you are planted."  -  Mary Engelbreit

This is the first time it has happened in several years...my Christmas cactus bloomed. 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Long Weekend



'There is always a sunrise and always a sunset and it's up to you to choose to be there for it,' said my mother. 'Put yourself in the way of beauty.'  -  Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Shades of Brown



"When you train your eyes to see the magic and miracles in the little things, you open the door for your whole life to shift."  -  Carol Woodliff


The warmish February afternoon was perfect for shooting.  Megan grabbed her bow and arrows.  I grabbed my Nikon.  

Sunday, February 5, 2017

My Daughter's Portrait



"A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give." 
 -  Laurel Atherton
"Daughters hold our hands for a little while but hold our hearts forever."  
 -  unknown


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Focus



"Where focus goes energy flows...shift your focus toward where you want to go and your actions will take you in that direction."  -  Tony Robbins


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Breakfast



"What nicer thing can you do for somebody than make them breakfast?"  
 -  Anthony Bourdan
"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."  
 -  Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


Is there one ingredient in your kitchen cabinet which you always add a little more of to the recipe than it recommends?

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sisters



"A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning
 of life."   -  Isadora Jones


I love my big sister.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Traveling


"To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted."  -  Bill Bryson
"One's destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things."  -  Henry Miller