Hello everyone. I hope you've had a wonderful week full of creativity, happiness and love. I've been on vacation this week and haven't turned on my computer until today. In some ways I've had withdrawals but in others it's been nice.
I took a stroll around town and looked up into the trees. This time of year reminds me of so many things. The time of year Mother Earth transitions from summer to winter.
In the past I would complain about the temperature drop, darkness coming so early. I've begun to realize that this is one of my favorite times of year. For the exact reasons I used to complain about, and many more. Stop, breathe, truly open your eyes to the world around you.
The joy I feel in taking photos has changed my view of the world - every single day. Even when I don't have my camera with me I see things that I wouldn't normally notice. I find that it slows me down to take in the splendor every day offers.
The aspen trees are starting to turn. I love the way the leaves shimmer in the breeze. They put on a show for anyone who will watch.
Whatever you do, stop and breathe. Fill up your lungs with what gives us life. Look around to see what gives your life meaning. It could be as simple as the last bloom in your garden to those you love and hold dear. Enjoy every day as a gift, for that is what life - life with meaning and purpose - is all about.