Wednesday, September 9, 2009

brackish

Can you believe it is September? Labor day is gone and it's beginning to feel official...autumn is slowly dancing in. As we wind up summer and head into autumn we've been observing some of the brackish beauty that is the two seasons all mixed together. Some of it's been good...some of it's been...not so good, all of it is what makes life interesting.
{the best peaches and plums of the season}
{starting a new science curriculum this year....and liking it!}{having molly in the crate more than usual as the horses go by the house and she barks and howls at them....she does not have a good understanding of her size!}{enjoying the japanese anemones and their late summer beauty}{dealing with the worst case of poison ivy that i've ever had...i ended up on prednisone}{watching our sticky footed tree frog soak up the last of the summer sun}

{enjoying late afternoon games together outside on the deck}{finding creatures on the window screens that make learning even more exciting}We'll keep observing and watching as God puts on a spectacular autumn show...it's one of my favorite seasons. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says "There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven". So, here's to enjoying each new season and finding the beauty that each new day brings.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures!!! We have started school too!!! =) Oh..I am so sorry about the poison ivy. Julianna just gotten a horrible case....her whole face was puffed up and red. I hope you get better soon!!! =)
Emily

Hip Mountain Mama said...

Great photos!!

Naturalearthfarm said...

Thanks for reminding us of the beauty that is around us always if we just take the time to notice.
You have inspired me to set up a card table on the enclosed/open large porch we have to encourage activity out there during this busy season.

larissa said...

Fall is my favorite season too. sweet peaches, loving science, playing games, and the horses passing by you house sound perfect! i'm so sorry about the poison ivy - hope the prednisone's helping and you're feeling better. I'm still trying to find my way but keeping busy with errands - abigail's birthday is tomorrow so there's lots to do - and bake! enjoy these pre fall days - i love seeing all that you've observed.

Anonymous said...

Wow i hadn't realized all that had been happening around here. :)
LOVE YOU!

~Maggie

Heather said...

Looks like a wonderful way to start Autumn.
So enjoy reading about all that you do

Kristyn Knits said...

You've got a lot going on out there! I just had to sigh and say awww when I saw the picture of Molly girl...poor thing!
I'm entering this new season with anticipation of the blessings and challenges to come, having my friend beside me each step of the way.

cathleen said...

Beautiful photos, Lisa. It seems like the praying mantis is rare nowadays. I've only seen one in my garden i the last five years. Sorry about your poison ivy. I know that's not fun!

Ann said...

Lovely photographs and Autumn is just around the corner. I am collecting together my photographs from last Autumn to try and make a mosiac so I can post it.
Happy days.

Sigrun said...

Lovely pictures as usual. Sorry about the poison ivy. Check out the purple potatoes on my latest post. The kids might enjoy that picture, too. Your blog is so inspirational.

mark said...

autumn is an eagerly anticipated arrival for me each year, but i am learning to enjoy the seasons i have up-'til-now bemoaned. yet, the thought of sweatshirts and jeans, friday night football games and harvest decorations and scents, are making me pine for last official days of summer to pass. thanks for sharing your great pictures and words. miss you all!

Journeying Five said...

not so sure that I want the creatures on my screen, even though he does look interesting!

The WoodLand School said...

Great photos ... the frog in particular!

Green Acres in the City said...

Beautifully put. That is one of my favorite passages.

Tracy said...

These photos are sensational, Lisa...they say soooo much! So sorry to hear about your poison ivy though...yikes! A warm bath with oatmeal helps a lot--very soothing to the skin...though messy to clean up--LOL! Hope you feel better soon. :o) Fall is inching in gracefully here too... I love observing the subtle changes each day...Happy weekend to you & yours ((HUGS))

Liz said...

I just planted Japanese anemones this year but they didn't flower. I hope mine look that nice next year.

Stephanie said...

That frog is too cool!

Alison said...

So sorry about the poison ivy! My dad is severely allergic, but I can pick the stuff by hand and never know it... I unknowingly cleared a big patch, by hand, a few years back...
I love your pics- great bug shot! We haven't found any of those, but the children were fascinated a couple weeks ago with a male and female walking sticks!

Ruth said...

Beautiful pictures. I love all the little blessings of nature.
School is in full swing for us also. Isn't it great to be able to have some afternoon time for a game when the weather is just right.
Hope you are all better from the poison ivy soon.
Ruth

Christina said...

Oh, are you using Apologia science? That's what I used in high school, and I loved it! It looks like you are having a lovely autumn over all. I hope your poison ivy is all gone. :-/

btw, I've been enjoying using the cheerful covered notebook you sent me. It's been helpful to my organization to have all my lists in one place. : )