Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Seasonal joy

This is the time of year when the brisk cool air makes us want to stay inside and get cozy. However, when walking in the garden this morning I couldn't help notice how the sun warmed my face and the cool breeze felt invigorating. I realized how much I appreciate this season and the simple beauty of it all...

the morning dew on the geraniums,

and the blue sky reflecting in the birdbath.

The shadows from the morning sun caught my eye.

Of course, the only thing Otis and Riley are thinking about is the squirrel.

Inside, we fluff our nests,

and cozy in for the days ahead.

The seasonal beauty is all around us.


Happy@Home said...

All of your photos are beautiful. While looking at them I couldn't decide if I wanted to be inside or outside. I do love the birdfeeder.

This is a beautiful time of year in NC, isn't it?

Catherine Holman said...

Beautiful photos Donna and I love the new header!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a gorgeous post, Donna!


Sheila :-)

Donna said...

How beautiful!! Hahaaa..those pesky squirrels!! How cute the boys are!!hughugs
PS-Love the header!

Sherri said...

Donna, what lovely photos! Thanks for sharing you walk this morning. Otis and Riley aren't the only ones interested in squirrels these days-Teddy has made it his life ambition! Today the weather is just gorgeous-wish I was out in it!

Protege said...

Lovely sentiment, lovely words and pictures. Indeed it is all in the simple pleasures.;)

Tara said...


You always show how we need to notice the little things!

RoyalTLady said...

Love your new header and all the great pictures you share with us.

Janean said...

you still have geraniums? frost has nipped ours back *sigh* i so enjoy their spicy fragrance. lovely blog!! i'm off to read more of it.

~Sheila~ said...

Isn't Fall the best?!
Everything in your home looks cozy...I really love the plate with the robin on it. Gorgeous!

Rhondi said...

It's that time of year when our nesting instincts go into full gear. Hasn't the weather been beautiful this week? I did some gardening today and enjoyed it.