The colors are reflecting the change in the seasons from summer to fall. Our weather has been rather extreme, hot and humid one day, then cold and rainy another.
The garden is producing. We have had a stretch of warm and humid days which has helped to ripen tomatoes. I have never has so many ripe tomatoes in the fall! I have been busy canning tomatoes and making and canning salsa to line our pantry shelves for our family to enjoy.
The bees are hanging in there. The nectar flow has pretty much ceased in our neck of the woods. The warm weather has kept the bees active, but hungry. I made a sloppy candy board with a pollen patty and consolidated the bees into one super recently as I start to prepare and transition them with hope that this colony will make it through our long winter ahead.
We are keeping busy following our children in their athletic endeavors. Fall extra curricular include cross-country running, a kids marathon race and flag football.
I ran too! I returned to the running scene and completed a local half marathon after having a competition hiatus for the last 13 or so years. It felt good to accomplish this goal.
Since I have last posted we have also celebrated this special boy's 8th birthday!
Oh how our life is rich and full! This mindful practice of reflecting upon still images serves as a reminder of all of the beauty in my life, especially on difficult days. This simple practice fills me with gratitude and evokes feelings of joy and love. I invite you to play along.