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 hear crickets in the thick grass, but am going to enjoy nature’s concerts as long as it lasts.

In mid-October Cicadas were still singing, and birdies are doing their thing.

The lake continues to provide peace and perspective.

Maybe I can sneak away to a nature preserve in November to forest bathe a bit.

But the local parks have plenty of beauty to offer.

This week the colder weather will call for coats and socks instead of t-shirts and sandals.

It has been lovely to have summer linger for a bit though.

I hope the color change holds for a little bit.

Here’s to joyous days playing in the leaves.

Seasons are a wonderful reminder of the cycles in life.

Enjoy your pre-Halloween week!

Thanksgiving Reflections

10 things I am grateful for this year:

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1. The deepening of relationships and appreciating each person in my life for their unique qualities

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2. Embracing opportunities instead of shying away from them

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3. Seeing myself through other people’s eyes and liking their reflection of me

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4. Being encouraged to challenge myself and enjoying the growth it brings

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5. Joining small communities and savoring the spirit of acceptance and camaraderie

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6. Living in this day and age, and learning from all the inspirational ladies present and past

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7. Being an empath in spite of the emotional challenges that brings

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8. Resilience in spite of the disappointment, sadness and loss that comes with living life to the fullest

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9. Living in a beautiful world that holds so many wonders and joys every day

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10. The knowledge that love is always around me and within me, which makes all things possible

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Tomorrow is Halloween, but this year I am more in Samhain mode.

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I don’t know of any costume parties to go to, though the coming weekend is packed.

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So here are some photos of the glorious Fall colors we’re having this month.

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I love the brilliance of the golds and reds.

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The ‘stoplight’ trees are my favorite.

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The skies are a glorious blue and the sun is out with its brilliance.

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We still have some bunnies hopping about.

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he trees are so brilliant.

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Colors abound.

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Watching the progression is fascinating.

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I can’t help but think of Monty Python when the leaves flutter about me.

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Here’s hoping the Indian Summer weather holds for a few more weeks into November.

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Saturday I’ll be in Lemont for a craft show from 9-12:30 with these three pieces.

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I’ll pop by Aurora Rose Boutique afterwards where they have lots of fun Halloween gifts!

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Want more trees?

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I can’t get enough either.

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Happy change of season to you!

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May you harvest much goodness.

Friday Fun-gold, green and red

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.
~Elizabeth Lawrence 

The leaves are beginning to drop in bunches and the colorings are gorgeous.

We’ve lucked out with some Indian Summer weather too and cloudless skies.

I snapped some pictures at my local nature preserve.

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
~Albert Camus 

 

Glorious are the woods in their latest gold and crimson,
Yet our full-leaved willows are in their freshest green.
Such a kindly autumn, so mercifully dealing
With the growths of summer, I never yet have seen.
~William Cullen Bryant, Third of November

How are you celebrating Fall?

Quotes from wikiquote