It's happening isn't it?
It's in the air, that wonderful crispness.
Cold at night, hot at noon.
Blanket chilly at midnight, sleeping with windows open.
Pumpkins hanging around, all 4 somehow making it.
I've never had so many pumpkins on a vine.
I'm not sure what's going on but there are about 15 out there.
I've never seen 4 in a row.
And all I did was take seeds out of a rotting white jack-be-little from last year and plunked them in a huge pot.
Granted it had fresh amazing compost soil, so that could have been it.
But I think it's magic seeds for sure.
We are all loving the weather.
The boys are in heaven.
Not roasting to death in their little furry costumes anymore.
I've been all over the place.
Visiting with visitors from Ireland, adding new cards to the shop.
Trying to organize my life.
The last year I've taken a ton of time for myself.
Everyday hikes, lots of play time and shopping and refueling.
Enjoying the heck out of life.
I love watching the butterflies.
I find I have this pattern where I go non stop doing things for 8 years and then all of a sudden one day I take a year off.
I did it 8 years ago and now again in 2016.
I really really needed some back to the real world time.
I didn't even know I needed it until I had a chance encounter with someone special in May of 2015.
That kind of jolted me out of the rabbit hole and into the world.
It's been so much fun.
But now I feel the shift again, where I am so refueled I can get back to my art and blogging more often again.
Although I have been painting a bit throughout the year.
I have a place in the city where I can go to and paint so I'm not always a country house hermit.
Thanks to Mister Lovee who tends my gardens and watches the boys.
I can go out and live a bunch.
Have some freedom.
It's been amazing.
Lots of changes and lots of the sames.
But all good stuff.
And somehow it's autumn again.
Just a few days away.
I don't live in time anymore I've noticed.
I don't care about my age or time.
I just live and try to enjoy the moment.
Not always easy, but we have to try.
Pumpkin blossoms and garden spells are swirling up.
A fresh new season, how exciting is that?
The madness of the next 3 months is overwhelming, but I love it.
I just takes lots of deep breaths and plunge.
I love the ups and downs of life.
The twists and turns and the beauty of it all.
Thanks for being here.
It's always delightful meeting up with you.
See ya sooner than the last time.
ps: The winners of the magazine (I picked up 4 to gift away) are...
(chosen by random number generator)
#3 Laura's Favorite things!
#19 Dawn the Bohemian!
#17 Laura, Dogsmom!
#12 Cyndie Crow Brown!!
Okay friends, just email me your snail mail addresses and I will pop your magazines in the mail.
Thank you everyone who joined in the fun!! <3 <3 <3