Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thankful for Autumn Mornings

It's Thankful Thursday. What a great idea -- a reason in the middle of the week to stop and express thanks. Today I'm thankful for so many things.  Mickey's bloodtest came out great. His remission is stable. All our pets and farm animals are healthy and happy -- I give thanks for that every day. And autumn is here at last. I'm also thankful that my story "The Big Hill" was accepted into the America's Next Author contest. This is especially exciting because you can read my short story for free and comment on it. I love to hear what readers think.  I'll be talking a little more about my inspiration for The Big Hill in a later blog. But since it's Thankful Thursday, I want to talk about how thankful I am that I get to take a walk each morning in this beautiful world and I want to share a part of that walk with you.

As we walked up the dirt road this morning to the farm, the sun was beginning to peak through the trees. The leaves are just starting to turn here, so there are hints of yellow, red, and a touch of orange. The sun rays made the leaves glow even more, especially when in burst through in all its glory.
I hear those rays are called God Rays by videographers and photographers and I can see why because they brush a bit of magic onto everything they touch.
After we fed the cows, we were ready to head into the woods.








 Some trees are further along in their autumn journey than others. Here's a bit of nice red.








Part way down the trail, the sun joined us once again to light up the gorgeous autumn colors.
I hope you enjoyed taking a walk with me this fine autumn morning. What are you thankful for today?
 
 




7 comments:

  1. Looks beautiful in your woods! Can't wait to see more colors.

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    1. Thanks, Gerry. Our woods are beautiful any time of year -- but especially in autumn. We're hoping the winds don't blow away our colors before they really pop.

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  2. What a calming walk... Just reading it makes me thankful after a long hectic day. The beauty of nature is so peaceful. Good luck I'm the contest. I LOVE The Big Hill!

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    1. Thanks, Robyn. You would not BELIEVE how much moving out here reduced my stress level. When things get rough, I take head to the woods. That's where I plan to spend this afternoon (with the camera, of course).

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  3. From PepiSmartDog: Hi Rachelle, what a beautiful post and I LOVE your trees - especially the 1st and 2nd pics...beautiful. Wonderful news about Mickey! YAYYY!
    My paws are crossed for you in the America's Next Author contest! Please keep us informed about everything that happens. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday bog hop! :=o)

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  4. What a lovely walk. We love autumn!

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    1. Us too. It's our favorite time of year. We missed it so much when we lived in California.

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