My art and writing are two channels I use to express gratitude for all the goodness in my life.  Being creative requires me to step out of my comfort zone and explore new avenues.  When I write and paint from the heart, everything makes sense.  I am grateful for the opportunity to share my joy with you.

This Day


“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” ~ Jim Bishop


The sun cuts through, warming my face.  I am reminded of L.M. Montgomery's Anne, who once declared, "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."


Frost is the great artist of our clime - he paints in nature and describes in rime. ~ Thomas Hood

The mornings have turned cold, necessitating hat and jacket.  Jack Frost is nipping at my nose, making me smile.  I cannot imagine living in a place where there aren't four seasons.



I rake the leaves from the front walk, resisting temptation {just barely} to leap into the pile feet first.

Popeye and I take a stroll around the nature trail in the next town over.  Usually the fence lining the path is strewn with bittersweet, but this fall they are notably less in number.  Birds cheerfully call one another from the branches above us; perhaps they have been getting their full before winter comes?

The days grow shorter and I find myself turning on the lamps late afternoon.  Tonight I also turn on the twinkle lights that are strewn along the rafters of the family room, their soft glow reminding me that the holidays will be here before I know it.  I curl up on the couch, snug under a soft red blanket with Popeye at my side and a good book on my lap.  How I love these October days, don't you?

Sharing Nurturing Thursday with Becca.


The Journey