Wednesday, September 25, 2013

We're Away

Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn." ~ Elizabeth Lawrence

Autumn is beginning to show more of her handiwork in our corner of the world. Coloured leaves and frosted lawns, v-formed flocks of geese, the sighting of a lone robin enjoying the last splash in the bird bath before heading out. 

I tend to hate to say goodbye to my summer birdy friends. But it seems the good Lord must have whistled a few of our year-long boarders to stop by and fill in my empty spaces.

For we've now had downy woodpeckers, a gorgeous bluebird (saw him drinking at the birdbath), not to mention our cheery chickadees providing some entertainment and great pleasure.

I will be away from my desk for a few days as I'm off to a writer's conference this weekend.  Plus, I'm into my last week of my memoir writing class, so it's full steam ahead to get the last writing assignments completed. (Once the dust settles, we'll be posting more about that over at Just Write.)

I wish you a pleasant day... and I hope that includes some time to watch the leaves turn.  Or crunch in some crackly leaves.  Or sip a pumpkin spice latte in a cozy coffee shop.

Till later then,

Photo: Brenda C Leyland, 2013


  1. Enjoy the conference, Brenda. Wishing I could be there with you all.

  2. I was noticing just yesterday that the leaves are beginning to turn here in southern Ontario. Such a beautiful time of favourite!

    Have a safe trip and enjoy the conference, Brenda.

  3. Thanks for the reminder to take a moment to enjoy the change of seasons. I will do that this weekend!

  4. we've been away too for grandparents day and visiting with family. It was fun but good to get back...home.

  5. I don't like when our "regulars" leave either but we have seen some new visitors, also.

    How great that you get to get away and do something that you love.
    Enjoy the time. Report back with all that you learned.

  6. Hope that you have enjoyed a wonderful time away at the seminar. Looking forward to what you might share about it...

  7. Whilst it is always sad to say goodbye to summer, especially after it has been such a good one, it is also wonderful to experience the changes autumn brings.

  8. You are reminding me to add some water to the birdbath.... Glad to hear about your reward and encouragement to WRITE!


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