Wednesday, September 23, 2009

An Autumn Morning

Went for an early morning walk. The air was warm, balmy, still. The skies were that deep clear blue and everything felt so fresh. Met various residents of the neighbourhood --- the woman out walking her cute dog, a beautiful calico cat watching her world from the safety of her front garden, a brilliant blue jay who plopped on the ground intent on finding breakfast, not to mention the two black crows chattering from their respective perches and treetops.

I sigh with a contentedness.

Why don't I do this every morning, I often ask myself, because I don't. Yet, being out in nature's beauty gives me not only that sense of well-being in my soul, it often inspires me to eagerly tackle some project when I walk back through my front door.

For Beauty on the outside usually motivates me to create something pleasant and lovely on the inside. Whether it's housework or a bit of cookery, writing or sorting through a paper pile, chatting with my mom on the phone, or picking up something to read, my day feels 'on track'. And when I feel that way, I know I'm living my ideal of a beautiful life.

On that note, I'm off to complete some errands, meet a friend for an afternoon ramble, and think about what we'll BBQ for supper on such a gorgeous autumn day!

Wishing you a lovely day,


  1. well, I'm hoping to walk in the autumn leaves in the mountains of no. utah this weekend. wonderful feeling of peace from god's creations.

  2. I've been side-tracked from my walks due to a son moving back in with us and my scheduled is temporarily skewed, but that is OK, I know I will get back to it soon.

    Have a great evening, the blog is looking great, gal! ;D

  3. Love that photo and yes it does inspire me to get outside!! Your post was truly beautiful! I enjoy reading about the world seen through your eyes!

  4. Hello, Kindred Spirit!

    What a lovely blog! I meant to stop by earlier! Why don't we talk more morning walks? We miss so much of the day by not doing it, don't we??

    Beautiful photo, too! We are starting to look just as fallish here in the NW mountains of NC. Enjoy this lovely day!


  5. I'm a morning girl myself so I appreciated the effects your walk had on your soul. The picture's great too!


  6. I wish I were more motivated to move around earlier in the mornings, though your post has given me incentive for your photo, what a pretty spot your sister must of moved too..Fall is such a beautiful time of year........:-) Hugs


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