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!

Hello, Lake!

It’s still wire bending time in the studio, but I did have a chance to stroll by the lake during two balmy weekends.

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Yesterday’s snow flurries remind us it is still winter, but for a moment Spring was real!

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At least the queen’s crown is melting off.

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Within a week the tree  trimmers came by.

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Soon the trees will be green.

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Loving the blue skies.

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Harbingers of spring give me warm fuzzies.

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Here’s to a speedy melt of yesterday’s blanket.

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Walking in nature is so important for balance, but it has to be warm enough to do so.

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Fall Colors

It is Fall!

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I love the beautiful jewel tones of the season.

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Summer is still holding on here and there.

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We had a few chilly days that got the radiators going.

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But now we have warmer weather to where strolls in the park are enjoyable again.

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Soon there will be piles to toss around.

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The earthy scents are lovely too.

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The beachfront has lots of color.

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Golden hues abound.

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Fuzzy flowers add their brightness.

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Radiance is everywhere.

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Seasons are a beautiful thing (as much as we gripe about the weather at times).

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What’s your favorite season?

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Tulip Love

Life is blooming here with trees awakening and birds beginning to nest.

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Blossoms abound in wide arrays of color.

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Tulips are the most dominant beauties this month.

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Sunshine and warmth brings so much joy.

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The amazing colorations of these flowers are fascinating.

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Even showers cannot dampen my spirit with all the color and fragrance.

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My favorite, the forget-me-not is in bloom as well and makes me so happy.

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I also captured a cabbage white butterfly on camera. This is the third one I have spotted since April.

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Magnolias are mesmerizing.

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Wishing you a vibrant, joyous day!

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