Autumn is such a glorious time of year
the vibrant colours elevate my energy
making the time outdoors richer
walks that have become saturated in beauty.
a few raindrops do not dampen my spirits
they look like tiny jewels
embellishing the fallen leaves
Isla and I were exploring at the cottage when we were last there...
we spied some interesting seed pods on this tree.
Natural "treasures" from our nature walk
perfect "souvenirs" to take home.
Have you read The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady?
It is an illustrated journal and quite lovely.
This vignette reminds me of that book.
I love seeing life through the eyes of an energetic and enthusiastic child.
Those moments of excited spontaniety...
sharing many magical moments at school
during the course of my career
in the classroom and the library
with our own children
and now our delightful grandchildren.
The moss on these rocks proved to be VERY slippery
Grammy had to say that it was "an unsafe place to play."
I didn't want to have an injury "on my watch!"
we spied raindrops on the leaves
inside we were cozy and content.
We were engaged in creative pursuits...
felts, crayons, paper,
colouring and activity books
Lego, games and toys.
"Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence."
~ Henry David Thoreau ~
"Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue."
~ Buddha ~
Wishing all American readers a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Hope that your week is off to a grand start!
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~