Wednesday, October 8, 2014

An Afternoon Walk




Today, we took some time to "stop and smell the roses". Did we have the time? Was the whole day empty of obligations? No, it wasn't, and sometimes I forget to make the time for what's most important, but today, we  took the time to freeze everything and get out and bathe in God's fall landscape. So many plants and animals are preparing for a big sleep. Some blossoms are just beginning their big show while others have gone to seed. The temperatures are pleasing and things are just quieter somehow.





I start to feel it too...... the desire to stock up and make sure that my family is ready for the winter season. Have you felt that yet? The washing of the blankets and quilts has begun in earnest, wood is being chopped and stacked, and the pantry is filled with all the necessaries to prepare hearty soups and stews. 

We love our adventures in the outdoors. The children, without fail, always find something new or interesting, even on our old beaten paths. Today, they marveled at the bark of the River Birch tree and how it looks and feels so much like an old fashioned paper. 



And I found so much beauty in the flower buds that wait all the season for fall to arrive and then rush to bloom before the first frost. 



Take a moment to enjoy the beauty of this season. It's such a fast and fleeting season, so be sure not to procrastinate too long- you may miss it!

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6 comments:

  1. Your post has me thinking if our many outdoor adventures and how much we love them. Not many have happened this year since we've been gearing up for big changes, but I know we're definitely in need of one. :)

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    1. Adventures are so important! They just feel so good! Thank you for visiting this morning. So happy to have you here!

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  2. Our woodpile is stacked, covering half of the driveway. I pulled out one wool blanket today, not ready for all of them yet. And I have been loving our walks, with the leaves rustling underfoot. It is a great time of year!

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    1. Katie, it was so sweet of you to stop by today! Fall is such a great time of the year for long walks- we're loving it too!

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  3. My daughter and I often take walks to "pick flowers" and enjoy being able to just be outside. Your photos really capture the moment, especially the one with the tree.

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    1. Being outside is a great way to shake up our regular routine a little and this time of year, there's always something interesting to find. Thanks so much for your comment and for visiting today!

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