November 14, 2013

Simple Splendor

Hello to you! How are things in your neck of the woods? Are you enjoying autumn or has it already passed you by?

Fall is such a pretty season, full of such simple splendor, that it's too bad that it doesn't last longer, don't you think? Sometimes, I can hardly believe how awe-inspiring nature can be. There are moments when I look around and I'll notice something that seems especially beautiful. Often it has to do with the way the light is falling...glimmers of a setting sun shining though the clouds...or the sun's rays softly illuminating the trees, sending sparkly bits of light through the leaves as they flutter in the breeze. I know it sounds kind of weird, but sometimes I have moments where I'm so overcome by God's creation that it almost makes me cry :)

Anyway, a week or so ago, I thought I'd take a few photos of some of the pretty, vibrant leaves outside my window before fall said farewell. Within days, the weather took a turn for the worst and the wind came, whisking all that color down to the ground. 

It seems like once the leaves fade and Halloween has came and went, my mind tends to skip right over Thanksgiving on towards Christmas. Maybe it's because it's my favorite holiday...I don't know. At any rate, all of the things that I want to do for the season start popping into my head and I start making plans. Because it's such a busy time of year, most of them never actually become a reality, but it's nice to dream a little, right?

I'm already thinking about my Christmas color scheme and whatnot and have made a few purchases with it in mind. Last year I went with neutrals, so this year I'm leaning towards red and white...maybe a Scandinavian type thing. Do you have any plans in the works yet?

I have a few posts planned for between now and Christmas, so I guess we'll just see where my ideas go. Well, that's all I have for today.

Hope you have a wonderful day!



  1. Oh, goodness, your fall is simply spectacular! We are just seeing signs of fall here. It'll never be this vibrant though. Beautiful photos!

  2. your photos certainly capture the feeling of awe you express, incredibly beautiful. i am still trying to get outdoor projects done before the snow flies, so no thoughts of christmas yet, altho my daughter and i did listen to christmas music the first day the snowflakes arrived. happy planning!

  3. These are so beautiful Tricia!!!



  4. Oh such colour Tricia!
    Love, love, love what your eyes and lens have captured here!
    I am excited about Christmas too and am moving towards that now.
    So many thoughts and wishes...where do I begin?! lol
    Have a wonderful day sweet friend xo

    All my heart,
    Deborah xoxo

  5. Wonderful autumn and your photo are beautiful and colour! compliments, hi Cri : )

  6. Ooooh, such wonderful colours and light! That's just what I need today!!
    I haven't thought about Christmas yet, but everywhere Christmas decoration is popping up in the shops, which stresses me out a bit as I'm not quite ready for that ;-)

  7. The colors are beautiful! Seems like Fall was over too quick here too. Trying to enjoy the season....what is left of it. Hope all is well.


  8. I really do love autumn!!! Especially when the sun is shining and we can enjoy the wonderful colours of leaves as shown in your great photos! Unfortunately, we had already some heavy storms so that we only have a few leaves left in the trees!
    Have a nice time and I am looking forward to your ideas for Christmas decoration :)

  9. I agree, I wish Autumn lasted longer. The light and leaves, and all the beauty around us. just doesn't last long enough! beautiful photos, Tricia

  10. Lovely colours!:)

  11. Amazing captures Tricia! Gorgeous! I loved reading that you are as weird as I am :))) I have always wondered if others felt that way at times too, and now I know. Since you are such an amazing photographer, it doesn't surprise me that you notice so many things around you. I think all artists whether they are painters, photographers, decorators and such, notice things that slip by a lot of people. Don't you feel blessed in life to 'really' see?
    sending hugs.

    I'm thinking about how to decorate for the season too this year. We'll see how it all comes together. I can't wait to see yours.

  12. It's too bad the gorgeous fall colors are so fleeting, but I guess that's what makes them so special. Our leaves are long gone and the perennials I didn't get around to cutting back will be food for the birds this winter. I'm hoping to finish painting our living room so I can get a head start on Christmas decorating. I can't wait to see how you decorate yours!

    Have you been to the Round Barn in Andover? We stopped there last Thursday on our way to our daughter's house. Gorgeous!

  13. Yes! I have so many ideas for holiday decorating, but can't decide what I want to do. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

  14. Your pics are so lovely.
    Simple things but something really good is what I feel in my heart
    when I look at them.

  15. That last photo is especially fabulous (all of your photos are, though), with that beautifully focused cluster of leaves on the golden background!

  16. such splendor is right!! I'll be so ready to leave CA and enjoy a state...any other state...that has fall glory like this. happy sigh

  17. such amazingly beautiful the wind-fall apples with the leaves, so lovely.

  18. Just gorgeous! The photos are just stunning!

  19. these may just be my most favorite photos you have done! the apples look so sweet on that pretty floral fabric. i am always awe inspired at how in the midwest, each fall/winter everything fades and dies, then comes back in the spring like a little miracle!

  20. WOW ...stunning photogrpahy...beautiful images of delightful colour!

  21. love how you arranged those apples with the fabric next to the textured wood.

  22. Tricia, your photographs are always so beautiful.
    It is indeed time to begin thinking about decorating, and it's something I always look forward to. Ours is always much the same theme. Memories of my childhood, and now my children's memories.

    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend! xo.

  23. These are such lovely photos, Tricia! It was amazing how quickly all the leaves fell on that cold windy day! I am doing a lot of neutrals this year...but some red will probably sneak in for Christmas...

  24. Dearest sweet tricia,

    Fall is indeed so beautiful! I love all of your gorgeous photos so so much! They bring out the best in the season. Christmas is also my all time favorite holiday season! I love everything about it and i am in Christmas mood already loool Have a beautiful weekend and love to you!


  25. Your autumn photo images are absolutely stunning. Those yellow leaves with filtered sun - WOW, spectacular!

  26. Simple beautiful dear Rosy!

  27. Beautiful photos, really captures the colours of fall.

  28. I was out of town last week
    and it was amazing to see the
    difference when I got back.
    Winter feels like it is here!

    I am just like you as far as those
    'God moments' go. Sometimes
    I am lucky enough to capture them
    in a photo, but often it seems to happen
    when I am driving somewhere and
    I can't stop to capture it--especially
    near the lake, which seems to have
    it's own personality : )

  29. Hi Tricia! Ohhh such beauty! I really miss the Fall season up North, although we have had out ups and downs but nothing like those glorious colors! The apples look so pretty on that fabric too, just beautiful.
    I'm getting excited about decorating for Christmas too, and it seems like anymore my Christmas colors change every year too lol No tradition here at my house hah but of course I can never do without my red.
    I can't wait to see what all you're dreaming up!
    {{hugggs}} sandy

  30. Fall was far too fleeting around here :( We have snow, no leaves, and I'm in full Christmas mode. Fall is my favorite season, so this is bittersweet, since I'm also a Christmas nut. I am so on board with the Scandanavian look this year. I used more red in white this year, and I'm loving it!

  31. Coming and visit you, watch your lovely pictures and read your posts is always a great pleasure to me Tricia!
    Here in Italy the fall is now coming to an end and is about to give way to winter, the days are getting shorter and colder and we begin to think that Christmas is approaching. In a few days I'll begin with re- open my boxes with decorations, they are old boxes from when I was a child, my first decorations date back to my childhood and every year I add some new ones, that's a precious tradition that goes on ;)
    I wish you all the best my friend and .. see you soon, with the charming Christmas atmosphere ♡

  32. oh wow, these colors are amazing... i really enjoyed fall this year as well, even though i dislike winter more and more the older i get ;-)

    i feel like i'm missing SUNLIGHT so much and days get so dark and there's so little daylight...*sigh*

    so i guess i'll just wait for spring to come *haha*

    have a nice weekend!
    greetings from vienna,

  33. Well your thoughts may be jumping ahead to Christmas but your fall images are stunning!!

  34. I agree! Fall is too short. Only for us it's mostly because the weather has been in the 70 or 80's until last week when we got a little drizzle of rain. And so soon it will be December! I only wish I could see a fall like yours. So beautiful!

  35. intéressante lumière

  36. Such wonderful, wonderful bright colours and light. That season has well passed over here so it's nice to look back.

    ~ Piia Anneli / annelivia

  37. Wonderful autumn colors !

  38. I wish Autumn lasted longer, too. Yours was simply gorgeous, Tricia! :)
    Have a lovely week. xo

  39. Fall is such a beautiful season.. And you captured it perfectly.. Such pretty photos.


  40. Your photos are gorgeous, Tricia! It's hard to believe that we had all this colour just a few short weeks ago. :)

    Happy Thanksgiving! xo

  41. Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your day is beautiful and filled with blessings. Just so you know…I have a new blog (I retired Constantly Evolving). You can find me through this comment! xo

  42. Loving your fall photos and can't wait to see your Christmas decor! Beautiful!!


  43. Just wanted to wish you and yours a lovely Holiday Season. :)

  44. Lovely
    Very very beautifull
    ^_____^ Smak

  45. 'Hope you're doing well. Happy new year, Tricia.

  46. I miss seeing your posts…hope all is well. I have a new blog…hope to see you there! Be well… xo

  47. danke für die schönen bilder und liebe grüße von angie aus deutschland


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