I’ve decided autumn is the best time of the year to gather up my thoughts, rest and refocus. With the season changing, and Nature clothing herself in beauty, I feel encouraged to seek out good things and be grateful for them. So here is a (short) list of my favorite moments from these past few weeks.
visiting an ancient, beautiful tree. 3,000 years old. 18 feet in diameter. a treasure of the earth.
dragging my Mom and husband to the annual library book sale. We stood in line with other book nerds and fought our way to the best books - piling our finds in a shopping cart.
watching our aspen tree in the backyard turn to a brilliant, autumn gold. I wish I could bottle up some of that color and keep it throughout the winter.
shopping for a wood stove. Somehow buying a stove makes our lives in North Idaho seem more permanent.
walking on Tubb’s Hill in Coeur D’alene. Shielding my eyes against the sun to watch a float plane land on the lake
low-key looking for a puppy. I think our home is incomplete without a sweet canine companion. of course - Mosi probably thinks otherwise.
quiet evenings reading library books or watching movies. drinking tea and learning the value of REST
searching for chicken eggs in our yard. sometimes we find them in the tall grass - or tucked away behind a rake. they are the softest color of brown.
gathering buckets and buckets of apples and pears for applesauce and pies and tarts and cider. Not to mention the savory lingonberry jam Charlie made in Sweden.
our sturdy subaru climbing up the mountain to our favorite hiking spot. deep dark woods filled with hidden creatures and mushrooms and damp earth. (I love the northwest)
sitting in the bitter cold for a local football game. I’ve never cared for sports that much - but when I’m bundled up warm with a thermos of cocoa, it is actually enjoyable.
driving home from work into a beautiful sunset on the horizon. mountains bathed in pink light.
Please tell me my friends what autumn adventures you have been on - what goes on in your corner of the world?