I had been driving passed this gorgeous tree for a couple of days on my way to the office. I knew we had to seize the day if we were going to capture it. Autumn teases us with her spontaneous color changes. Gorgeous one day, leaves gone the next.
I went home after work one night I told my husband we needed to grab our cameras and go. We only had 1 hour and 20 minutes of day light left in the day.
The ordinary fence captured my attention. I loved the contrast of the leaves on either side of the fence. I imagined the few on the other side escaping. Where did they think they were going to go? Are the others looking on with envy? (click image for a closer look)
I just love how the shape of the fence changed as I moved my camera.
I found one leaf resting on the top of the fence. (definitely click to enlarge this one)
I'll leave you today with one beautiful leaf on the sidewalk. (You can click on this one to enlarge, too!)
Do you love the colors of autumn in New England? Swing by tomorrow for some more gems.
My DH and I were driving to the grocery shop Saturday morning. As we passed by the Valley Street cemetery we were struck by the autumn colors. We hurried on our errand, dropped off the groceries, grabbed a bite to eat and then spent the rest of the morning snapping photos.
It felt so magical with the colorful trees and leaves every where. I loved how the wind would loosen some leaves from the trees and they would gently swirl about in the air.
This is a huge cemetery with all sorts of views.
Nature's amazing colors made the views even more spectacular.
This is perhaps my favorite shot of the day. It captures how incredible it is here in New England at this time of year.
Swing by tomorrow for a peek at a few discoveries I made in the cemetery. I think you may be surprised by a little treasure that I found.
I love getting creative in the kitchen. Many, many years ago I had seen a recipe in Martha Stewart's magazine for a leaf shaped turnover stuffed with roasted root vegetables. I had picked up a copper leaf cookie cutter and made them a couple of times over the years. I've long since lost the recipe but not to worry, a quick internet search brought me HERE to the original recipe from Martha Stewart.
I made a couple of changes to the recipe. Seeing that I'm not a fan of parsnips, I substituted sweet potatoes. I also cut a corner, rather than making my own pie dough, I bought a package of dough ready made.
I brought my baking experiment over to my dad's house for supper. I made enough leaves, one for each of us and then a spare for this photo.
I took the remaining dough, rolled it out and stuffed it with the left over filling. It was a quick and easy way to finish up the job.
It was delicious and darling. The best part was that it was fun to share.
Now, what to do with all of the left over swiss chard that I have in the fridge. Any suggestions?
I used a piece of one of my luscious painted papers for today's pocket journal background. Watercolor paper and acrylics were used. You can see where I cut it out of the original piece for the journal in the photo above.
Here is a look at how the journal looked before I added words.
I subscribe to DailyOM and love receiving the daily dose of thoughtful reflections. I pulled a quote Madison Taylor wrote this week about believing in ourselves and trusting that we have the answers within.
When you realize that you always have the answers within yourself you can stop searching outside of yourself.
I do believe that we each can access a profound wisdom from within. Sometimes though we need a little inspiration from without to stop and listen from within.
Where do you find inspiration?
I hope you can create a quiet moment for yourself today to LISTEN to your inner wise self.
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