Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sunlight's Inspiration

Morning came early with a declarative, "It's morning time, let's go," ringing from Briar's room before 7, while Sean was trying to put the dog outside to prevent her whining from waking the entire house.

"Mo-nink. Mo-nink."

"Hey Avery! It's morning time. You up? Good girl!"

"Uh guh-girl. A-ree, guh girl."

"Morning time for going into mom and dad's room." And then the footsteps, first little, three year old paddle feet, then 30+ year old, sleepy feet. I cringed as I waited for the banging of baby doll against crib and toddler exclaims to hit Sean's ears, sealing his fate as up for the day.

"What? Everybody's up?" He asked, defeat and delight mixing, with delight quickly eclipsing the rest as Briar leapt into his arms.

"Yup, we are up daddy, we are."

So that's how we started. When I came downstairs, I saw this and it moved me.

I'd purchased twig wreaths and dried flowers at GardenWorks last weekend intending to make our fall/winter decorations. Holding on to that exquisite and unexpected bit of sunlight, I set about creating our wreaths. I am obnoxiously proud to have not bought them at Target.

Outside each window is an explosion of color, and with the weather still aptly described as balmy, I think we'll go harvest leaves today.

Here's hoping the day brings you a dose of inspiration.

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Janet said...

They are inspiring pictures.

It's unseasonably warm here too. We're going to take advantage and pile chopped wood onto the trailer. You know, in case winter ever decides to come.

BetteJo said...

Beautiful wreaths! And pretty trees - is that a sugar maple across the street? Love those too!

mammacheryl said...

Beautiful. Absolutely lovely.

flutter said...

Oh how beautiful

Momma Bean said...

Oh, that is so pretty! Me...I go to Target. I don't have a creative bone in my body!

Avery Gray said...

The first picture looks like a work of art! Well, I mean, the subject might be an actual work of art, but I'm just sayin'...

Chaotic Joy said...

You should be obcenely proud not to have bought them at Target. They really are lovely. And your leaves as well. We still barely have any foilage here, I think the awful drought is bringing us straight from wilted green to brittle brown.

I just have to share how much I love your blog. My very slow computer can't handle the graphics on your page very well so I don't make it out of google reader very often, but I read everything you write and am often moved by it.

Kelly said...

Oh, if only I were crafty. But I will take those gorgeous leaves. I miss fall in NY!!

painted maypole said...

great wreaths!

Christine said...

gorgeous--the wreath, the leaves, and the sunlight.