Autumn Walk


Emma and I went on an Autumn walk today. Not only did she get to pick up leaves but she got to hear me rattle away about changing seasons,acorns, squirrels, cooler weather, scarfs, and most importantly pumpkin desserts.



It was, for me…. a perfect date. We both loved the wind and how it was making the leaves sail in the air. Eventually, we became silent. Both of us lost in our own world, but would every once in a while say, ‘Oh! look at this one!’


I loved seeing the colorful leaves. Emma only wanted to bring green ones home. Um, OK.


Autumn is my favorite season. I’m one of ‘those’. The pumpkin spice lattes, scarves, pumpkin pie, changing trees/bushes/everything, pumpkin bread. And boots!


It’s a season where the world around us looks like it’s on fire, but the temperature cools. Warmth and coolness.

Kinda like hot cocoa with whipping cream on top. An awesome contrast. 


I hope you have a grand Thursday and pray you get a little down time tonight for yourself. 

Drink a spiced something go pick some leaves. 🙂


First day of Fall

A friend took me out to lunch today and I had my first taste of pumpkin pie.

It was spicy, smooth and wonderful.

I’ve missed you pumpkin pie, but I’m glad we’re getting reacquainted.





Magical Rain

It’s raining today in the greater Pacific Northwest. We’ve been having beautiful weather recently, but every once in a while mother nature reminds us Fall is here. It’s maybe 60′ with overcast skies and has been raining all morning. I’m in heaven.

Like most of you, I have friends who are not wanting the rain, cloudy skies or cooler temps. I understand. I like to do outdoor activities too. I like to go shopping, stroll around downtown, visit the zoo and frequent the local parks with Emma. Yet as I looked out my windows today, I saw a dreaminess that also accompanies Autumn. Fog draped on lower trees, rain pattering on the ground and blankets to snuggle in! So, I set out to show you and some friends how beautiful the rain can be. (and isn’t it calming hearing it from a cracked window?!!!)

Magical Knobb Hill (I just named it one day)

Water Droplets on a plant in our front yard area

So, so, so beautiful! I love the rain...

Beautiful water puddles on our deck