Flowers, Fruit, Fall and Fitness

Hello! Happy Fall to you!
Gosh, I can’t believe it’s October already! Time sure flies, doesn’t it? That thought ran through my mind the other day as I was looking through pictures on the computer and saw these shots that I took last APRIL! I have a tendency to do that…take photos and then forget about them. At any rate, I thought the colors and subjects worked well for autumn too, so here they are.
I love the color of these flowers. They kind of make me think of the pretty salmon-colored leaves that are found on some of the maple trees this time of year. Apparently, they’re a variety of ranunculus. Aren’t they different?
Pears always make me think of fall too, since that’s when they’re in season. I’ve been wanting to make a pear tart. I keep thinking about it. You know, when you get an idea in your head and you can’t shake it loose? I’ve been trying to cut gluten and sugar out of my diet though, so that eliminates the possibility of tart eating. Things have been going pretty good, except for the day I ate a doughnut or two…okay, three 🙂
Since I’ve decided to put more emphasis on my health, I also signed up for an intense ten week exercise class. It starts on Saturday. That first day they’ll test us with a timed run and whatnot. The worst of it will be though, horror of all horrors…before photos. Ugh. Wish me luck, people 🙂
Well, anyway, that’s what’s going on in my world.  Hope you’re having a good week!
xo

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Plantation Life

Hello! Hope you’re all doing well.
I figured it was time to hobble together a post since it’s been how long since I’ve been here…a month? Yep, sad, but true. Anyway, I thought I’d show you a few photos I took while visiting a plantation in South Carolina earlier this summer.
There were a variety of things to do, but we pretty much just walked around taking in the sites, which basically consisted of the house, gardens and animals. If you minus out the fact that it felt like 842 degrees outside and that I found the way they cared for the majority of the animals disturbing, it was enjoyable.
Here’s a glimpse of the house.
There were paths that meandered through the gardens. Here and there, you’d find something interesting like this red bridge…
or this little gazebo. The minute my daughter laid eyes on this, she had to run over and check it out. I love the copper roof.
No matter where I visit, the animals are always bound to be my favorite part.
One thing I absolutely L.O.V.E about the south is all the moss that hangs from the trees. It looks so pretty when it’s blowing in the breeze.
Isn’t this a great rustic fence? Those two little dots off in the distance are a few ponies grazing.
Well, there you go. I guess I’m a woman of few words today.
Later gator 🙂
xo

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An Open Book

When I have a few moments to mosey around and see what people are making or doing or saying in their corner of the blog world, my interest is often stirred by those that offer up details of their life, spilling their feelings and stories like the pages of an open book.
I find myself drawn into their daily happenings through the funny things their kids did, the places they visited, the happy moments that they share and the sad ones too.
Oftentimes, I wish that I was the kind of person who could talk about similar things here, but I know that that’s not really who I am. I’m more inclined to show you little things that I love melded with snippets of my life. In the life that I share here, I’m probably more like a short story than a novel…or perhaps I’m more like a paragraph 🙂
I might talk about a recipe that I made or a place that I visited or tell you how I grew cosmos this year and then go on to say that this is the first year I planted them and probably not the last since they did so well…spouting tall, looking all pretty and wispy and such.
And of course, I would show you some pictures, because that’s what we do, but for me, that’s the best part. It’s how I tell my story.
Perhaps my life here is just a picture book…and a few rambling captions 🙂
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
xo

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