It isn't about making my home fit for Better Homes and Gardens or even to keep up the Joneses.
For us, it is about relishing what has always been around us---that we have never noticed.
It's about plucking joy and stringing it in windows
Gathering beauty and plunking it in vases.
Studying art and discovering the great Artist
212 :: Cattails and roses
213 :: Girl child who sniffs the woodsmoke-filled air and declares "It smells like WINTER!!"
214 :: Singing "DOE A DEER" at the tops of our voices
215 :: sunflower seeds that perfectly fit
216 :: Freshly pressed, homemade cider (more on that tomorrow)
217 :: Oil lamp, waiting for evening choretime
218 :: Sunflower seeds, waiting to be roasted
219 :: trickling creek turned flowing with two days of October rain
220 :: the nightly "Golden hour"
221 :: garlands of red and green in windowpanes
222 :: Pint sized rockers for reading
223 :: an October clothesline. I visit her less frequently but on a good day, our visits are more productive than ever before.
224 :: Goofy baby grins that just MELT you
225 :: Milkweed fairies flying about
226 :: Gnomekins underfoot
227 :: warmth and style, wrapped 'round
228 :: Animal tracking and tiptoeing to get closer views
229 :: an accommodating Heron and several patient deer
230 :: Saturday night dinner, with weekly thanksgiving lists shared
231 :: babykins wearing Mama-mades
232 :: Purple Homespun
233 :: The numbness of a broken finger, replacing pain
234 :: Our silly little home-made, redneck wood trailer
235 :: but it sure works well!
236 :: inspiring books
237 :: Mattie, who will be home soon
Autumn really is cozy, isn't it?!
Gifts numbered 212- 237, relished