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Fall Flowers and Such


Finally! The has receded and fall is definitely falling.

With the cooler temperatures, the foliage changes are evident. Aside from more red and yellows in the trees, we have a new set of flowers blooming in the pastures. Yes, I know they aren’t regular flowers. I am reminded they are all weeds. But weeds produce wonderful vibrant colors and they make me happy.

I tend to lean toward all those peaceful, placid, quiet moments in life.

Today is no different, I’m afraid. I can’t help it. All these little things draw me in and capture my attention. I’m such a sucker for tranquility. That could very well be the reason I live where I do. No busy traffic or hectic schedules.

For those of you who have that sort of day, I dedicate this post to you.

It may appear as a bunch of weeds, but that is only on the surface.

I love these purple flowers.

The flowers team with all kinds of butterflies and flying bugs. The activity among these tiny blooms is amazing.

Soooo… that is another little piece of my heaven and I am so privileged to share it with you.


I Stopped to …. Breathe


Labor Day weekend is almost over. It was most wonderful. We balanced the ‘have to do’ with a lot of ‘just want to do’ and we are most refreshed and ready for the week.

I have spent a good part of today working on my website… the new website. I am treading into deep waters and I know it, but it has to be done. It is stressful trying to learn the language and jargon of the geeks (I like computer stuff!). To ease my over wrought nerves I remind myself with the following pictures, how simple and tranquil life can be and to revel in those marvelous moments.

Thus I marvel and I hope to transport you into that realm as well. Let us marvel together.

On my way to the clothes line, the wind blowing a warm caress over my skin, I discovered butterflies feasting on the seed pods of the grass in our yard.

All sorts of things live here in the country.

This beautiful monarch butterfly clung to this grass seed pod tenaciously as I fought to focus against the sway of the wind. He is glorious and he captured my attention fully.

To me this really is a piece of heaven.

This fellow hangs upside down to collect his meal. He is determined.

The time it took to take these shots sent me into the world of wonder. This is what I mean by my little piece of heaven.

I’d love to hear about your piece of heaven. Thank you for sharing mine.