Thursday, October 12, 2017

Fall


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


There is a slight chill in the air...

The colors are turning.  It starts with the grasses and perennials, then slowly moves to the trees.

The rain is knocking some leaves free, helping them fall onto the yard, and in the gutter.

The grass is growing, the yard too soggy to mow.

The locust tree seed pods are falling.  I am raking them up and putting them in the woods.  (I was told they are like candy bars for the deer.)

The walnut trees are strategically dropping their nuts.


Homecoming came and went.  The planning, shopping and hair getting done all part of the fun for the girls.  Taking pictures of our growing kids, part of the fun for the moms.

Placing the heavy comforters on our beds.

Being reacquainted with favorite sweaters and jeans.

Making lists of indoor projects for the winter.  

Reminiscing about the summer.

Planning for next summer. 


Fall is here...it seems to come around quicker every year.

How is your fall looking?

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a beautiful day!

Michelle



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