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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ten Things I Love About Fall

Today, it will be 88 degrees, so I am more like Eeyore than anything. I decided I needed to think about all of the things I love about fall.

1. Cool Mornings, filled with blue skies.

2. The changing of the seasons that I see coming each day.


3. A new grand baby coming to remind me of hope for the future and how to be truly thankful for all of the gifts I have been given to not dwell on the things not given.


4. To be thankful for all of the things I thought would happen, and the things that didn't happen. To look back and see that most the time my fears are unfounded. " Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed."

5. One of the things I noticed yesterday, we have 4 Northern Flickers. I was so happy to count them as they flew over and see the flash of red against the blue of the sky and the green of the trees when they flew to hide from me.

6. When I was out taking pictures this morning, like small gifts were these feverfew. It was such a surprise to find some blooming and I felt so blessed to find these blooming in spite of the weeds.



7. I had a thought this morning as I was walking around, that when I am ungrateful, and longing for places other than  where I am I fail to see the beauty at my feet. I almost missed a treasure because I was complaining about the weeds to myself. In spite of the weeds, there is always something to be happy about.

8. One of the things that I do love about fall is that when I do work in the dirt and get on my knees and pull weeds, there is such a nice feeling to the earth. The weeds come out like cutting butter with a hot knife.


9. Pumpkins

10. The golden light that shines in the fall. I love the light and at night when we sit outside and watch the sun setting and as the twilight deepens and I look in at the house and see the people moving about, I am thankful and content. I remember why I love fall.


Have a lovely day,
~Kim~


28 comments:

  1. i love your blooms - especially your dark sunflower. and that shot across the field!!!

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  2. Kim, I am thankful for you in any month. What I'm taking with me from this grateful post is the quote that jumped right at me... Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed. I've seen this quote before and I will make it my motto, well one of my mottos, lol.

    Hugs,
    JB

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  3. i love fall and your awesome 10!!

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  4. You always know how to find good things in anything, Kim! That quote about fear jumped out at me too. I hope you enjoy your fall day, despite that crazy heat! :)

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  5. Lovely post today Kim- have a blessed week!

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  6. First things first Kim, what a wonderful job your husband did on your coop, those chicken will think they have moved to the kings, palace.~smile~
    Your ten reasons for loving fall are heart touching, you are always so thankful and share your love of life, I always leave so blessed.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  7. Love your photos Kim. I'm so thankful I 'met' you through this blogging community. You always post in a way that makes me think and then thank!
    Thank you!

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  8. Love your photos!! New Follower.

    Jody

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  9. Afternoon Kim, loved your beautiful picture post on Fall....enjoyed Francine.

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  10. Wonderful post. Just what I needed today :)

    So important to remember all our blessing.

    Love your pictures, and thoughts.

    {{hugs}}
    Kerin

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  11. You can never go wrong in taking the time to count your blessing!
    I enjoyed your lovely photos and the blessings you shared today.
    Congrats on the new g'baby especially!

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  12. I love the fall and all of its colorful glory! Of course, the chill is finally in the air...Aloha

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  13. This is a wonderful, wonderful list, Kim! A good reminder for us to look around us for daily beauty and blessings. xo Nellie

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  14. It looks so pretty. It is a perfect time of year to look around and see blessings everywhere

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  15. It's the late October warmup! It always makes me think we can totally go Trick or Treating barefoot. Then by Halloween, it's frosty. We'll see how it is out here, but I'll bet its frigid by Halloween, too. :-)

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  16. Kim, I love the new coop!!! Ron did such a wonderful job, I am sure your hens will be doing the happy dance...October is such a beautiful month, I second all those wonderful things you love about Fall...do you have a grandbaby on the way? What a blessing...Sending Autumn greetings from Maine

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  17. Ah Fall my favorite time of the year and a wonderful post, love the photos.

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  18. That's a wonderful list, Kim!!! xo

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  19. Excellent photos and words about them.

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  20. I love this "gratitude" post !
    It is so true, when I am thankful and appreciative - I have little to complain about.
    Lovely pictures.
    Rose

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  21. Is that a peony? How many times do peonies bloom in California? Mine just bloom in early June and that's it.
    I hope the temps die down, Kim.

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  22. i loved everything about this post: the gorgeous photos,
    sweet sentiments, and ponderings.

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  23. First I love your wagon!! Thanks for the wonderful list..it got hot here today also, but the sky was just so beautiful! Thanks for sharing and keeping me turned upward and not inward.

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  24. Fall is such a special time of the year, am sure yor list could grow longer

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  25. Kim
    What a Blessing to have come by here today and read such a thoughtful beautiful post.
    I love love fall too and wish we had more of it in Texas but I am grateful for the days like today that are simply gorgeous.
    Beautiful pictures too
    Love
    Maggie

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  26. It is always such a blessing to be content and thankful.

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  27. Great reasons for loving fall...I love it, too! Love your new coop. too. Ron did a great job!!

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