Simple Things Sunday! Fiery Autumn!

I may have mentioned once or twice, that Autumn is my FAVORITE time of year. I love everything about it. I love the bright, vibrant colors – blue skies, green grass, and the yellow, orange, and red on the trees. I love the bit of crispness to the air when I wake up and when I go to bed. I love the sounds of leaves crunching under my feet, and the smell of apples and pumpkin pie! For me, autumn is also a new beginning. The kids are back in school and it is time ti take inventory of where I am in life – make a new start on old goals 🙂 
Today I’m sharing a couple of photos of some fabulously red leaves in and around the city here!

Join in the Simple Things Challenge and share a photo of a simple pleasure in your life. I adore taking a few minutes to visit a few of the other blogs who are sharing. It brings a smile to my face every Sunday!


Simple Things Sunday – Golden

I consider myself a prairie girl. The city I grew up in was surrounded on one side by the Rocky Mountains, and on the other by stretching prairie, and I have to admit – I prefer the prairie! The mountains are beautiful and majestic, but for me they are also daunting and confining.I love the wide open spaces, the fact that I can see forever, and the feeling of utter and complete freedom that I feel when I’m there. I love the stretching blue skies, the yellow canola fields or golden wheat fields, the rolling hills and the old barns. I love it all! This Sunday I’m paying tribute to the prairie. You have my heart!

 Join in the Simple Things Challenge! Share what simple joy you found and captured this week!



Simple Things Photo (Oh, and It’s TAKE 12!)

You know those moments when you happen to glance to the side and you see a glimpse of something so beautiful it nearly takes your breath away? And then you just WISH inside that you had a camera to capture it, all the while knowing even a photo would never truly capture the majesty? Yeah, this was one of those days. I did happen to have my camera, and regardless of the fear of missing the mark, I snapped one quick photo.
I am so glad I did. After rain showers much of the day, the skies were filled with these large (I mean HUGE) white clouds, and for the first time the sun began to peek from behind this one and I could see the rays shining out above. My favorite part was the very literal silver lining around this cloud, too. Even though the photo doesn’t capture the brilliance quite as much, I just loved that moment! 
Oh, and don’t forget that it is time to TAKE 12!! Take 12 photos of your day on the 12th, then share your pictures/layouts on Ella Publishing’s TAKE 12 Flickr Group! Yay!