Friday, October 22, 2010
All the while, local colors here are glorious. I am so disappointed that I can't upload my photos for you to see. The mountains are a sight to see. There are dark patches of pines, contrasted by patches of gold and a zillion patches of red...It is as though an old rug, once glorious, has been thrown over the mountains, rubbed bare in places and still beautiful and new in others. I so wish that you could see it.
I am sending many happy, Autumn thoughts your way. Wishing you color and brilliance, crisp air and wonderous family adventures.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
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Have a beautiful, Autumn day!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
"You show your trust in God when you listen with the intent to learn and repent, and then you go and do whatever He asks.
And if you then go and do what He would have you do, your power to trust Him will grow, and in time you will be overwhelmed with gratitude to find that He has come to trust you.
~ Henry B. Eyering
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Isn't her pussycat cute?
Above is a sweet little, crow pail I found at my favorite thrift shop last week. I had been wanting something with crows on it. Cost? $1!For more Show and Tell Fridays, please visit Cindy at My Romantic Home.
Have a very Happy October 8th!!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Mark took me for a walk up at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, to Brighten. There is a lake there, called Silver Lake, that has one of my favorite walking trails.
Plaques have been set out along the trail, offering facts about the plants and animals who make their habitat in this wetland.
The day was overcast and easy on the eyes. The explosion of gold among the aspens was a brilliant contrast to the dark green of the pines.
Several small streams lead to the lake. Ducks and fish are bountiful.
The trail consists of part boardwalk, part dirt path.
A beautiful Stellers Jay followed us around part of the lake, hopping from limb to rock to branch just ahead of us. Was he looking for a hand-out?
A noisy squirrel descended a tree trunk and let us have it with all her wrath for disturbing her rest. Alas, she was too quick for me to take a picture of her.
Isn't it glorious?
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With a happy, thankful heart,
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Happy Autumn day! Guess what? My computer crashed last week (I sat my laptop down on my son's powerful magnate without knowing it and it wiped my hard drive). That's why I haven't posted for a week. I just got it back and am way behind in work. So, for today, I am re-posting from last year.
20 Things I love About Autumn....
1) Watching a blaze of color begom up on our mountains and, over time, making its way down to the foothills and then the valley.
2) Brilliant gold leaves against a clear, blue sky.
3) Wrapping up in a blanket, taking the ski-lift up the mountains at Sundance Ski Resort to see the wild mountain colors.
4)Freshly squeezed (squished?) apple cider with cinnamon sticks.
5) Groves of mountain aspens shimmering gold in the sunlight
6) Ghost stories
7) The Harvest moon sitting plump and white with his chin on a hill in the mountain pass, looking out over the valley
8) Leaving out treats for fall faeries
9) Waking up snuggled in warm blankets in a cold house.
10) The smoky scent of neighborhood fireplaces lighting up for the first time on a cold morning.
11) Autumn trees dripping puddles of golden lace all around their trunks
12) Scented candles that smell so yummy you could eat them
13) Soups, stews, and chilis with homemade bread
14) Bringing in and preserving a good harvest and having it all safe and sound in one's pantry
15) Taking family walks through the neighborhood at night
16) Warm fruit and pumpkin pies
17) Cuddling up in a comforter and reading to the family
18) Hayrides at neigboring farms
19) Fall Cleaning
20) Feeling thankful for God's bounty
Have a lovely day!