As summer bids farewell for yet another year, Autumn prepares for her entrance, and doesn’t she look lovely! With season changes, I’m often compelled to reorganize and do some fall cleaning. So, to begin with, I rearranged the furniture in our living room, something that has become an annual tradition and a way of inviting new perspectives wherever we choose to sit…
Maybe now we have the chance to watch the sunrise out of the big window while sipping our cuppa tea or coffee. Or we have a better view of a roaring fire when winter drops in for an extended stay and hot chocolate is on its way. Or the opportunity is more fitting to sit closer to someone we love for a treasured, intimate conversation.
Whatever the benefit, there is something about this change that offers a newness, a revitalizing start as we near the ending of 2018. I also love the coziness of this season – the warm hues, and the spicy aromas in the kitchen. I’ve already bought ingredients to begin pumpkin bread baking – one of my holiday baking traditions that everyone loves. So you see, this simple switch is like clicking on the refresh button on life. Even a small change can add a pinch of extra spice to this time of year.
May this season of Autumn bring a refreshing newness to your life, as well.
P.S. Copper sends his autumn wishes, too, (with lots of kisses).
This photo was taken by my daughter. ❤🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁❤
This is a follow-up to my last post…thank you for your love, prayers, positive thoughts, and support. I’m feeling much better, but healing on the inside is still needed. So, I’m in the process of scheduling a procedure that will provide answers.
In the meantime, it’s great to have my energy back; it’s no fun staying in bed not being able to contribute to the daily routine. My outlook is optimistic, but I’m also realistic. I don’t do well living in gray area, so we shall see…
On a lighter note, I love the cooler weather, and the season of Fall is one of my favorites…the colors, the smells, the foods, and the change of wardrobe. 🙂 And for the new season upon us, I’m including a fun haiku, and of course, Copper. My daughter took this photo a few years back, and it remains a favorite.
pumpkins on the porch
sandles in hybernation
hello socks and boots!
Wishing you all a Wonderful Wednesday. ❤❤❤
First of all, our little finch family has flown for good. It wasn’t long after the babies had hatched that the whole family had soon left. In our minds, it happened so fast, and unfortunately, we weren’t able to say good-bye. Well, it was fun watching the process – first time for everything, and now that Mr. & Mrs. Finch know our house is a safe haven, they just might return if they decide to grow their family. 🙂
Secondly, my husband and I are leaving this weekend for a camping adventure. It’ll be fun to get away, to immerse in some relaxation, hiking, and swimming. We both love time spent in the mountains, among the freshwater lakes and majestic pines. There’s just something special about that mountain air! Needless to say, I won’t be blogging, but I’ll return later next week. And for fun, I’m sharing some photos that may bring a smile…
Copper’s having fun, but who’s winning?
What a beautiful, fluffy, summer sky!
Finally, a sunflower bud, so we’re still eager for the blooms.
On a walk with Copper, look who we saw prancing!
And these flowers popped out, too. Just lovely and friendly,
don’t you think?
I plan to do some blog-reading until we leave; otherwise, I’ll see you when I return to city life and technology. Until then, take care and stay safe. Lauren 🌼❤🌻
I thought I’d share more color from our yard, but the last one is of
Copper from Saturday for his annual doctor’s appointment. He’s
always so good, and they love him, not to mention, the cute factor he
adds to this collection. 🙂 The first photo are flowers given to me from
a friend when we met for lunch on Friday, a beautiful surprise. Anyway,
I’ve included more wonderful quotes. Can you choose a favorite?
“Just living is not enough…one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”
~ Hans Christian Anderson
“Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things
~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love, and fearlessness.
If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.”
~ Stevie Wonder
“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.”
~ Gerard De Nerval
“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.”
~ John Lennon
I hope you enjoyed this colorful post and the beautiful quotes, and I
wish you all a wonderful day and week ahead!
~ Lauren ❤🌼🌻🌷🌹😊
that someone is watching you while you’re reading
a can’t-be-put-down book. 🙂
You guessed it; he got my attention. He always does
because I can’t resist those eyes.
Gotta love Copper. ❤
Lauren Scott 2018
Morning coffee time
Copper joins us in the morning because this is his favorite
spot by the heat.
(he hasn’t acquired a taste for coffee, though)
He also loves the warmth of the sun, but is this a comfortable
He changed his mind and is now completely content.
“Enjoy the little things in life for one day you’ll look back
and realize they were the big things.”
~ Kurt Vonnegut
Lauren Scott 2018
🙂 🙂 🙂
There once were three pumpkins
from that festive Thanksgiving Day
that dodged the carving knife so
for a while, they would stay
It was decided to display them
for an autumn decoration
Thus, in the yard they were placed
in a beautiful fall creation
Then one vanished from thin air
and couldn’t be found at all
The final deduction was Copper
ate the cantaloupe-sized ball
He showed no signs of distress
pumpkin is safe for canines
But there were no clues
no new bright-orange finds
What happened to that pumpkin
became a great pumpkin mystery
But with each day, time passed
along with our curiosity
Then, lo and behold,
time brought resolution
as an orange spot poked up
absolving all confusion
Yet, this finding was an anomaly
our lab’s never been a digger
Sure enough though, to our surprise
he chose to bury his treasure!!
My hubby saw a little orange spot, then brushed off
some of the dirt to confirm his assumption.
It looks like Copper had a little taste before burying
And introducing Mr. Innocent!
Lauren Scott © 2017
(and so the mystery is solved) 🙂 🎃😊