don't blink

i blinked and december arrived and it's not that i wasn't ready or prepared, it was just that i was surprised, i guess. 

surprised by the shy and quiet entrance she made. surprised that she didn't bring loads of snow with her. {and loving her for the fact that she didn't} surprised that it's been so long since i've written anything here and now that i am, realizing how much i miss this space and wishing "the writing mojo" would come and tackle me and hold me hostage. 

i wish i could add, "for like real" at the end of what i just wrote and to be honest, i did, but then deleted it, after a surly 16 year old gum chewing torn jeans teenager popped into my head as the visual that went along with it.

for like real

any who…i guess before we do get the above mentioned snow, even though it's sunny and in the forties right now, i wanted to share these fall {i still have hundreds of them} photos.

the first one is one of my absolute favorites. as we were walking in one of our go-to parks, he {as in best hubby ever. not that i've had multiple husbands to compare him to, but you know what i mean} had to take a phone call and as i walked ahead of him still shooting all the dried up memories of summer, i lowered my camera and shot behind me. yep, i'm talented like that.

then the dried up, let me wrap my arms around you and protect you forever leaves. 
well they just spoke to me as the dried up anythings and every things always do.


  1. Magnificent bundle.
    Bye to fall.
    How can that be?
    May winter be kind.
    Love ya.

  2. impressive photo (the first one), and I love the colours of both.

  3. Ok, let me try that again. I really like both photos, I mean impressive the way you captured the first. And I love the bokeh in the second, it looks like a dream moon behind the leaf.

  4. Amazing focus for a backwards shot! I have a bunch of those oak leaves in my kitchen, as a reminder of my favorite season. No snow here yet either, let's keep it that way.

  5. Welcome back! Love everything you share!

  6. 1st... Beautiful as always!
    2nd.... Haha.... "Don't blink" is a "tag line" for that episode of Dr. Who I told you should watch.... Now you really have to watch it.... Use your kids netflix acct. Don't blink.... Don't even blink :-)

  7. The older I get the quicker it seems the holidays come up on me. I seem to never be prepared. That is why I took this time off from my blog, where most people take August off. This just made more sense to me so I could slow down and enjoy. Love those hanging leaves so much.

  8. Welcome back, Beth! It's always good to see fall, no matter what the month. And besides, technically it lasts another couple of weeks!

  9. You are talented even shooting behind you! And I love those hugging leaves. I'm glad the snow is holding off for you!

  10. Thank you for sharing your little part of the world. Love how you love him! (and how you cherish you guys' relationship!)