Have you EVER seen so many leaves and such beauty?
And right in my own front yard!
I stare out the window a lot these days just watching leaves flutter past.
It's the coolest thing.
Somehow I knew this kind of Autumn was going to be mine some day.
And here it is. I can hardly stand it.
And that's not all...
Please click each picture for a larger view.
Something was being intentionally burned across the River yesterday and it made for some really neat pictures.
It's been mostly dark, gray, rainy, and cold lately. Some may think that's a bad thing and a complaint, but it's just the opposite from me. I LOVE IT! I've never lived somewhere (or even been anywhere really) where the clouds are so low all the time. We literally live in the clouds much of the time since fall has arrived. On any given day, I can look down the street into the heart of town or out my front or back windows and see clouds rolling through. Sometimes they hang around all day and sometimes they move out and we get some late-afternoon sunshine intermittently streaming through the higher clouds. It's a magical place. It's a place where a soul can heal or at least be distracted enough by the beauty of nature that the hurt isn't so raw and close to the surface. I'm right where I'm supposed to be...no doubt about it...and I'm so thankful.
You know something else cool that has happened? Every time we go out lately, either to the store, to the post office, for a walk or bike ride, or anywhere really, people know us and we know them. We went down to the Rivertown Grill yesterday for lunch, and we knew the waiter and people that were already there eating by name, and they knew us, and we knew every person that walked in the door as we were eating, and they stopped at our table to say hello. We're not feeling like such outsiders anymore, and I know it will only get better and better with time. It's a nice feeling. Three months down and 40 years to go!
I think we're going to watch TV and play some cribbage together this afternoon. We got a movie from Netflix to watch later too...some Melissa McCarthy movie about spies. The name escapes me. And I'm going to make a Turkey Chili recipe that has sweet potatoes in it that I found on Instagram a couple of weeks ago. Of course I'll share it with you and take pics. Tonight is Halloween and we have plenty of candy to hand out if we get kids. We're not sure what to expect here, but we're prepared. Tomorrow will be full of football (the Seahawks are playing the Cowboys and the Packers are on too) and then there's the NASCAR race that'll be on. I've threatened to hang my Romo jersey out on the mailbox during the football game, but Ken said that wouldn't be a good idea. Ha. He's probably right.