Friday, October 10, 2014

Embracing Autumn

Fall has always been a difficult time of year for me because of the dramatic change from having my days to myself during the summer to having no time for myself once school starts.  I found I was not liking fall, not because of the season itself but because of stressful hecticness of my days.  This year I decided to change my perspective.  
Going through the stores, I made up my mind to ignore the consumerism of “pushing Christmas” too soon for enjoying the colors and decor of fall.  I bought a few things to dress up the house and made an effort to get out and photograph the change of colors. 

For our anniversary, the hubby and I always seem to find a restaurant the serves crème brûlée.  I look forward to this every year.

I was pleasantly surprised to I discover red roses waiting in our hotel room.

Storms passed through leaving a gorgeous rainbow.  What was so unusual was the sky was a vibrant shade of yellowish pink which brushed the top of the trees.

 Marine Man landed in Korea this week.  I was stationed there ~ 32 years ago.  At the time I was very young, first time overseas, homesick, and living a very different life from the one I grew up in.  Now my son is stationed there.   Life truly amazes me!

A small plug for myself

I joined a Creative Blog Hop this week.  You can go here to read about my creative process.  

Sharing my small joys and finds with Kim Klassen’s Friday Finds


  1. Lovely photos...thanks to both you and your son for your service!

  2. So glad to read that you are enjoying the Fall season. I too am a big fan of Creme Brûlée! Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. Sending prayers for your son's safe return.

  3. Gorgeous fall photos and Creme Brûlée is my favorite. So glad to hear that your son landed safely.

  4. Creme Brulee is so good, isn't it? We don't think about the calories... it's just too yummy. I like the linen texture on the lake photo.

  5. Lovely autumnal photos, Diane. I sometimes feel the same about the fall as my son goes back to school and we go from being very relaxed, beach people on the Spanish Costa, to the school run in cold, grey London. It takes a bit of getting used to.

    Congratulations on your anniversary. How lovely to have some special time (and lovely roses) to mark the milestone.

    I hope your handsome son enjoys his time in Korea, and comes safely back home to you soon, enriched by his travels and experiences overseas.

    All the best for a lovely weekend, Bonny

  6. We haven't had as much change in fall color here yet in Oklahoma but it is coming soon. I can't wait to get some photos to paint of the colors. Yes, the stores really try to cram the holiday seasons down our throats way too early. "Christmas in July," was never a truer statement.

    I love your first photo...lovely walk.

  7. What a sweet post! You are the first person that I know of who doesn't like fall...but yes they do push Christmas to early! I love your pictures Tam Hess


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