Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Fall Reflections

"Reflection Tree"

All you Summer-lovers out there who are still trying to eek out the last bit of use of your tanks, shorts and flip-flops... you might want to cover your ears (or eyes, as it were).  'Cause here's the thing... I LOVE Fall!  I mean, I very much enjoy summer sun-dresses, water sports and barbecues, but I love everything about this season between Summer and Winter. 

I love the fact that we don't sweat when we're outside.  And all the cute sweaters and jackets.  I love the crisp air that hints at all the changes yet to come.  And the colors - ohhhh the colors.  The changing of the leaves in Oregon was beautiful, and I can only imagine what it will be like out here, where the Fall Colors are 'famous'. 

Every Fall causes me to reflect on the changes in my own life as well.  And inevitably there are many.  This Fall is no different...

The biggest change is a new personal passion that has recently come to my attention.  As I've already discussed, I recently realized the extent of my photography obsession which has been growing for years now.  With a little encouragement from my mother-in-law and husband, along with a dose of self-realization, I decided I might be able to do something with this obsession.  I'm far from "doing something" truly meaningful with it, but at this point I am enjoying the digital photography and Photoshop learning process.  There's just so much to explore!  And you know what they say - Do what you love, and you'll never work a day in your life!  That's a pretty good goal to aim for.  You can follow my journey over at Just a Bud.

As I continue to reflect on the changes in my own life this season, I'd love to hear what the crisp air of the changing season has brought into your life!


Amanda said...

I'm with ya girl! I have been going on and on about fall on my own blog. It is such a refreshing season! I too feel there is a change coming with the new season. I am quite excited to see where God is going to take me. Oh fall, I am in love!...Good luck with your photography endeavors. I need to dust off my black & white camera and get back to the dark room. I miss it.

Arlene Winn said...

Fall has always been one of my favorite seasons. I soak up the thrill of bright colors and crisp temps. I am looking forward to see your photos of East Coast fall colors. Maybe I will share of few from around here with you.
Love and Prayers!

Amber said...

Fall has always been my favorite season. My birthday, pumpkin food, crisp air and "Sweatah Weathah!" In high school it was the best - high school football and homecoming dance. Ahhh...

Now I am really loving the transition into meaningful work in an elementary school, being able to use my Slanket when I snuggle up on the couch, the excitement of visiting Napa during wine season, and starting to think about the holidays.

We have an Indian summer here, so it's still in the high 60s most of the time, but it is definitely starting to get cooler. I can't wait for my first scarf day of the year!

By the way, I love your pictures. I'm impressed with your skills! I mean, I knew you were an avid picture-snapper, but once you got a serious camera it really took off! Can't wait to see what you com up with next!