Welcome to my adventure. In March of 2014, I started this Sabbatical diary intending to take a break from the many crafty things that I had been involved with for years. I explored my writing and finished my first novel. Since then, I have changed course, mostly to writing, and I hope you will join my new adventure if you have even a latent desire to be authentic in your own life.
After spending a day in the hospital this week, I was ready for some "outside time". Hubby and walked down to the Willamette River at Elk Island park and set up our portable chairs. We sat under a tree, some type of willow, and enjoyed the breeze and the sunshine. The river level was as low as I have ever seen it, with Elk Island not being an island anymore! We stayed about two hours just soaking in the outdoors on a beautiful day! Here's a photo recap:
Some flowers were still in bloom . . . . even tho' fall was only three days away!
The water was so calming . . . what a beautiful day!
It's early September, and my grands are going back to school as summer is leaving. Many people like the summer season as their favorite, but not me. I wait patiently for summer to slip away into Fall! I lived in hot, sun-shiny country for more than 40 years of my life and I don't want to go back to that weather. That's one reason I love the Pacific Northwest--the weather!
I enjoy the cooling days of Autumn, the delight of the color appearing in the trees, the final tomatoes on the vine and just a sigh of relief as I walk through the garden. I don't mind the rain and the shortening days. I love the fall produce--apples, pears and pumpkins. The fall flowers, mums, and drying hydrangeas are always a fun sign of the coming holidays. And one of my favorites, leaves swirling and blowing across the walk. Ah . . . I just can't wait for a good Autumn stroll!