The Garden Girl

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Virginia, United States
Living - Life - Simply - I garden some, write a little, and enjoy sharing a view - feel free to leave a view of your own.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Taking Stock

It's been a busy week of writing and rewriting. But with color is at its peak, I couldn't miss the opportunity to enjoy my favorite season and the beauty of Virginia's country roads. Most of us live on, drive by, or even commute past some of the prettiest places but more often than not, life just gets in the way of our view. Yesterday, we put aside that 'to do' list (it's still sitting right here on the counter - and it isn't going anywhere. In fact, we usually just add more to it til we run out of room. Then start a new list!) But just for the day we took to some of the back roads that are just past our back door -  and what a delight!

This is a ridge up near Big Island

A new friend named Shadow gave a "tails up!" to the day!
Luv this bank barn!

One of my favorite farms.

   And there's a pretty good Peaks view right from our side porch!
The falling foliage gives way to a good view of the entire ridge line.

Sometimes it's good to pause, taking stock in the beauty that surrounds the every day.
Allow a little time to be free from worriesome things.
Think of ways to simplify and deal with "the stuff".
 Who knows? It could become a lifestyle, rather than a luxury.


  1. Lovely! It's been a great Autumn, hasn't it?

  2. With all the rain and wind I wasn't sure if we were going to see any fall color, but the last few days sure have been nice!