Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. ~ 1 Peter 4:10

Friday, October 22, 2010


Fall Leaves

"Fiery colors begin their yearly conquest of the hills, propelled by the autumn winds. Fall is the artist."
~Takayuki Ikkaku

This has always been my favorite time of the year. There is something about the changes that come with fall that are so wonderful! The weather has been so lovely lately, in the low to mid 80s; we’ve finally had some relief from the 100+ temps of a Texas August. It takes a little longer here before the cool weather really hits and the leaves start to change, but at least we can enjoy being outside again. I’m looking forward to it cooling off even more so I can start making my favorite homemade soup and chili recipes.

I love all the wonderful things that come with fall …pumpkins, colorful trees, crisp leaves, hay rides, sweet smelling cider, football games, Halloween costumes, yummy apples, and cute scarecrows! I always feel like nesting for some reason and find myself cleaning things out, organizing more and of course decorating. Here are a few fun things I have in our front yard…

Our Scarecrows and pumpkin

Fall wreath on the door

Blooming flowers

We've been spending as much time outside as we can, playing in the backyard, swinging, taking walks, going to the park and I've even done some planting.  I'm not much of a gardener, but I'm learning!!  We are actually hoping for some rain this weekend which will be wonderful as we haven't had any in a while!  So, what is your favorite thing about this time of the year?

By the way, I've been working hard in the studio lately and will have some new paintings to share soon! :)

Enjoy your colorful, autumn days!
Happy creating,