Tag Archives: fall

Color Changes

Fall is making its entrance, and the warm weather has people predicting that the leaves won’t stay on trees very long. Recently I basked in the glorious sunshine that cast a special vibrant glow on the trees. I love the three-toned trees this time of year. I am surprised to still see butterflies fluttering and […]

Fall Colors

It is Fall! I love the beautiful jewel tones of the season. Summer is still holding on here and there. We had a few chilly days that got the radiators going. But now we have warmer weather to where strolls in the park are enjoyable again. Soon there will be piles to toss around. The […]

Thanksgiving Reflections

10 things I am grateful for this year: 1. The deepening of relationships and appreciating each person in my life for their unique qualities 2. Embracing opportunities instead of shying away from them 3. Seeing myself through other people’s eyes and liking their reflection of me 4. Being encouraged to challenge myself and enjoying the […]

Golden Radiance

Tomorrow is Halloween, but this year I am more in Samhain mode. I don’t know of any costume parties to go to, though the coming weekend is packed. So here are some photos of the glorious Fall colors we’re having this month. I love the brilliance of the golds and reds. The ‘stoplight’ trees are […]

Moving at half speed

To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~ Buddha The one thing solopreneurship doesn’t really allow for is being sick, at least not for an artist on the cusp of holiday season. Since last weekend I’ve woken up sickly […]

A Crisp Day at Lowden State Park

My last day in Oregon (Illinois) was a chilly one. I was tempted to snooze in the cabin but had to check out by 11:30, so I enjoyed a pancake breakfast and then had the hostess nudge me toward Lowden State Park rather than Castle Rock for my next hike. I said goodbye to the […]

The Sleepy Hollow Trail–pondering bravery

The most challenging trail at White Pines Inn is the Sleepy Hollow trail. It is aptly named as many trees look like creepy creatures even in the daytime. All trails close at sunset, and this is definitely not an area to violate that notion. Roots and rocks along the path make for tricky terrain. The […]

A short cabin getaway

On the heels of 2 openings and an intense week prior, I decided to go off on a little cabin retreat. My home is a disaster area from the flurry of creating and continuous appointments, and I had no energy to clean, but I also couldn’t think or process amid all the clutter. So the […]

Fall has begun

We’ve had some glorious days, but the season is definitely changing. I’m bummed the butterflies were so sparse this year compared to the last 2 summers, but hopefully I will see more than sulphurs and cabbage whites next year. The flowers are embracing their last bloom. Daylight is leaving us sooner. It will be nice […]