Once again, I did not plan on being away from my blog for so long. Life’s been busy-busy so I haven’t been able to make it back here. And if you don’t mind, I thought I’d back up a bit…to share with you some Fall beauty…
…starting from my kitchen window.
A day or so later, on the other side of the house, a rainbow showed up.
If you look closely you might be able to see that this was a double-rainbow. I know it’s hard to tell with the afternoon light.
This unexpected sign of hope seemed to literally come to our front door. And it felt like the sky was smiling down on us. Magic seemed to be everywhere…in the sky, on the trees, on the ground…you could even smell it in the air.
Amongst the background of rust and amber colored leaves, there were surprising pops of pink.
This mix of warm and welcoming Fall colors inspired the batch of bracelets (shown below). And the necklace was inspired by thoughts of “love”. Love is always on my mind.
This month, many of us will be celebrating Thanksgiving. Giving thanks for our earth, our homes, our nourishment, our health, our every breath…Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.
Yes, this holiday is about giving thanks and to me, this holiday is about giving in general. Giving to our loved ones, our friends and even to strangers in need…or simply giving a smile to whomever and wherever. Giving is good and giving is love.
This month I may be absent again from my blog, because there are some people I’m close to who need my support. They are the reason why I haven’t been able to be here as much. I wish I could do it all, but I know I can’t…so for now I have to choose.
Just recently, a wise friend of mine (whom I met through my blog, and am so thankful for) gave me good advice. She said “loved ones first”…which was exactly the encouragement I needed…to know that I was choosing the right thing…at least for me it is. Although I can’t do it all, I can try to do my best. My best for my loved ones…and I hope that this will be enough.