It’s such a gorgeous time of year in so many parts of the country. If you’re one of my friends from down South then you’re looking forward to cooler temperatures. If you’re further North than you know the leaves are about to put on their yearly show and devastate us with their beauty.
The photo below shows my happy place. During the Fall one of the most relaxing things I do is start a fire in our firepit. I love to sit and warm up after working in the yard. It’s so meditative to listen and watch a crackling campfire.
The tree above our gathering spot starts to turn colors before any others. Whenever I see that first little patch of red leaves on it’s branches it always makes me smile. It’s as if it’s saying to me, hello old friend!
The happy traditions of Fall are beginning as well. We went apple picking this past weekend and have plans to do a corn maze on Saturday. In celebration of harvest time and football many of us have started decorating our homes for Fall. I’m one of them!
I stopped decorating for Fall for several years because things were just too busy, but the last few years I’ve made a point of adding some Autumn trimming and colors to our home.
Doing so makes me feel better about the fact that warm weather won’t be with us for a long, long time. It also is just so pretty when warm golds, bright reds and happy rust colors are added to our house.
Life As Art
Pretty things I saw this week…
This house surprised me with it’s down to earth coziness and modern appeal.
Homes should be healing places and this designers made sure this stunning home are just that.
We’re in the process of deciding on window treatments for Mary’s bedroom. Found this article and it’s everything you need to know about choosing and hanging curtains.
Quote of the Week
The Gift of Music
If you’ve never thought of the French horn as passionate, then you need to watch and listen to this performance.
The biggest reason I like country music is because of the stories. Stories and songs like this one.
Color for the Soul
View of My Desk by artist Baily Schmidt
Think On These Things…
This past week people showed amazing bravery rescuing those needing help because of Hurricane Ian. People also showed up and rescued countless animals in need as well.
The week on the blog
Here’s to seeing the cup as half full sweet friends.
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