|Centerpiece on our kitchen table|
Cooler, fall weather whistled through the maple trees on campus today and the smell of a campfire drifted on the air. As I gazed at the blue sky through branches of pine trees in the desert, I felt as if I could get lost in this moment forever. Peace swirled around like fallen leaves and I imagined myself playfully tumbling into a pile of orange and crimson drifts and resting with my face turned skyward.
Autumn is my favorite season if I give it a chance to settle on me. Cooler temps; time that seems to move slower; scents of pumpkin spice filling the kitchen; warm, cozy family gatherings; soup cooking on the stove; relaxed evenings before the holiday rush--all reasons that endear this season to me. Like a mother hen, I want to gather in my chicks and the nesting urge grows. For a few more days, maybe weeks, I can sneak in precious time with my young men, surrounded by their love before life moves them on.
Step into our cozy home for a taste of the autumn I love captured through photo snippets.
|Autumn spreads a warm light on our corner hutch in the kitchen. Candle lit ONLY for photo effect.|
|Happy Autumn Faces perched on our counter top|
|The mantle above our fireplace warms us with Thanksgiving|
"And God said, 'Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, ...'" Genesis 1:14 NIV
From My Heart to Yours,
Drop by Savvy Seasons for their mammoth giveaway this week. Winner will be announced Friday at 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Savings Time
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