Yesterday was my day to do nothing…nada. I stayed in my pj’s for a long time, read, ate a late breakfast and finished putting up some left-overs… getting the rest of the pots and pans in the dishwasher.( Thank the Lord for dishwashers after holiday meals!) My only outing was to Affordables for their sale…found a pretty light-weight (orange/red) coat to wear during the upcoming holidays.
It was on the way home…turning into my neighborhood (Country Club Blvd) that I noticed these trees in the title photo and knew I needed to stop, back up and take a picture of this beauty nestled in the corner of the front yard. It took my breath away.
It got me thinking…what if I ride around Miler and take pictures of all the beautiful Bradford Pears and Maples and any other foliage with gorgeous colors beaming in the afternoon sun. Like Abigail, the Reluctant Leaf discovered, leaves dress up in their finest before they get ready to let go and become part of a new celebration of life.
So it was time to catch photos of the leaves while they remained on the trees… dressed in their finest…and so I did… on an unusually warm Friday after Thanksgiving.
I could have continued taking more and more photos…but the lesson was clear…I am so blessed to live in one of the old neighborhoods still in existence in Summerville where beauty reigns on every street, neighbors always wave and greet…my Miler…my home…it just can’t be beat!
So until tomorrow….Take time to walk, bicycle or ride slowly around your neighborhood and then perhaps drive into more of Summerville… admiring the beauty of the town we call home.
“When the trees their summer splendor
Change to raiment red and gold,
When the summer moon turns mellow,
And the nights are getting cold;
When the squirrels hide their acorns,
And the woodchucks disappear;
Then we know that it is autumn,
Loveliest season of the year.”
– Carol L. Riser, Autumn
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
Both John and Mandy and Walsh and Mollie are taking their children to see Santa over the weekend.
John and Mandy returned to Santa’s Village in Huntsville, Al last night… dressed in all their Christmas attire. Photos with Santa will come later when Santa gives his nod…
Walsh, Mollie, the boys and family/cousins/grandparents are going to ride the Polar Express tonight for their grand finale from their trip. I am thinking in Baltimore Maryland but not completely sure.
Can hardly wait to see the pictures of all the fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ho Ho Ho!
***Characters from this award-winning book come to life through this magical holiday journey. The conductor punches your golden ticket as you board THE POLAR EXPRESS ™. Chefs serve you hot chocolate and cookies on board the train and during the train ride you listen to THE POLAR EXPRESS ™ story. Santa’s helpers provide holiday cheer and every child personally receives from Santa, the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. Children of all ages will BELIEVE!