Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Little Things

“It’s the little things

And the joy they bring.”

-          India.Arie

 

These days it doesn’t take much to fill me with delight, with gratitude…with joy.  Often it is indeed the little things.  Today I celebrate autumn, its rich, earthy colors, its seasonal beauty and abundance and “harvesting” the little things!

The whoosh of the wind through the trees,
their leaves changing, fluttering, falling

The redbud outside our front window


Crisp, invigorating air


Sunday's sunset during a family beach walk
A golden sunset


The comfort of a cozy scarf
on a chilly day


Donning a pair of boots


Sipping hot tea


A pot of home cooked soup atop the stove


Late harvest tomatoes
(Not a typo!  Our tomato plants apparently don't realize summer's over!)
 
Enjoyed this bounty in salads & sauces last week



Last fall similar gourds inspired my notecard designs

   Pumpkin pie,
   pumpkin ice cream,
   pumpkin spice latte,
   pumpkin galore!

 
   Shapely gourds


   A warm spot of sunshine


 



Discovering a fall treasure trove in the nooks and crannies of our daughter's
backpack - acorn tops, broken twigs, remnants of leaves, wilted flowers  

 
Our trees bestow us with many of these little gifts
Pinecones


Simply feeling thankful

  
What little things bring you joy in this fall season?