Saturday, October 28, 2017

At Sunset

The sun is setting so fast now. I feel like I run that last hour of the day to get every thing finished before the sky is dark and velvety. I was cooking dinner tonight as the sun was dropping behind the trees. The trees that are turning red are now becoming with the setting sun like trees on fire. I wanted to run out so bad with my camera but dinner was already late. I made cornbread and it needed butter. Steaming cornbread and melting butter is its own treat.

I am so glad that Ron planted all of these trees that change color every fall. You know if you had palm trees you just get flags that wave in the wind. One of our sons and his wife are in Portland, Oregon today. He kept sending me these beautiful pictures of Mount Hood with snow still on its peak. The lake that they were standing by was like a dark purple looking glass with Mount Hood reflected in its depths. Our daughter and her husband are in Northern California and they were sending pictures of the Golden Gate bridge and then of the rocky beaches up there.

Seeing the pictures reminds me of the beauty of the west coast. I think that every place has its own quiet beauty. Right now every time I go outside to get my 250 steps, the weather is perfect. The skies are blue and the air seems sparkly. I wonder why in October the skies turn to azure and the air seems to crackle with gold.

I just had to write tonight. Seeing the sun and the leaves, just makes me feel so happy to be alive.

I hope your day is just as wonderful.


Guess Who is Back?
November is usually such a disagreeable month as if the year had suddenly found out she was growing old and could do nothing but weep and fret over it.    

Anne Shirley


A Colorful World said...

Lovely post! I love hot cornbread and butter! Your pictures are so nice.

Julia said...

It's nice that you have all those beautiful colors this time of year... Our beautiful leaves are falling off trees and the beautiful colors are quickly coming to an end. I love it when the colors peaks in mid october. Hard to believe Halloween is around the corner.

I love hot cornbread with butter, especially with a little bit of Jalapeno in it.
Hugs, Julia

Rugs and Pugs said...

I hate it getting dark so early and next week it will be even an hour earlier :(
Our fall colors are not very colorful this year. I think because it was just so dry (by Ohio standards, not!).
Happy Sunday,

Sue said...

I love buttered cornbread too, Kim, like you I love to be outside this time of year, the air is so fresh and crisp. Our trees are not as vibrant as yours yet. The color is so pretty.
I am so glad you are posting again.
Have a blessed evening.

Gumbo Lily said...

I might be weird, but I really do like it when it gets dark early, especially after a busy summer. When darkness falls, it means the men come in early from their work and we get to settle in for a nice, long evening.

Love seeing your flicker! I wonder if our flickers go your way for the winter?


Bonnie K said...

I agree all areas hold their own beauty. My husband and I were hunting on the prairie and it was an amazing way to spend the morning. Now we are back in the hills and it is a different beauty. We were talking about if we had been early settlers how hard it would be to choose where to live.

Alica said... cornbread does indeed need melting butter. You're making me hungry for cornbread! :)
I love the colored leaves in the fall...I'm so glad where we live in a place where we have four distinctly different seasons. After a slow start to fall, the leaves here are finally changing.