Sunday, November 1, 2015

Her Autumn Mini-Album

October was far more than 31 days of morning invitations.

it was the best sweet potato fries ever ...



triplet seagulls patiently waiting for the tide to come in ...



hanging out with the kiddos on Grandparents Day ...



bittersweet vines taking over every field in sight ...



seaglass lining the outdoor shower shelf ...



planting 6 evergreen trees ...



 Great Grandma knitting one final little cap for Operation Christmas Child ...



a surprise Sunday afternoon snow squall ...



and counting dozens of steps to the heavens ...


sharing autumn joys with
 Emily  .  Leigh  .  Anita  .  Kelly  .  Holley  .  Lyli  .  Suzie

42 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos as a reminder of a wonderful month.

    God bless.

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    1. It was a great 31 days! For sure!

      Thanks for bringing laughter and smiles along the way, Victor ...

      ;-}

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  2. Hi Linda! I really like sea glass. I just bought a necklace this summer at an art fair in Michigan. So simple, but so pretty.
    Looks like you had a lot to celebrate in October. I hope you'll have many more sweet things to remember this month too :)
    Ceil

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    1. Oh, you too, Ceil? Another sea glass fan? Why am I not surprised!

      It's one of life's serendipitous treasures. Maybe someday we'll get to do a long walk along the shoreline and look for those hidden gems ... so hard to find in this day of plastic.

      Sigh.

      ;-}

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  3. Yum! Those fries look absolutely glorious! :) That young lady of yours looks absolutely radiant. That snow squall looks absolutely depressing. Well, not really, but it is not my cup of tea...in October?

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    1. We way far out into the Atlantic ocean. Weather is WEIRD!

      ;-}

      But I love the randomness of it all, ya' know?

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  4. Beautiful photos of time well spent. Hard to believe October is over. It was a whirlwind. May November show us her beauty and kindness as well!

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    1. I'm ready for the whirlwind to subside ... and for the holidays {gasp!} to be a reflective respite.

      Let's see how that prayer pans out!

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  5. Such beautiful photos, Linda; such beautiful memories. The one that grabs at my heart the strongest is the great-grandma's hands. Oh the years, the love, the life.

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    1. I love my mom's hands ... her heart, her beauty, her gentle spirit, her grace, her resilience, her faith. I could go on and on.

      I'm so grateful I get to do life with her in this season. And I can only hope that someday I'll be so much more like her ...

      Thanks, Lisa, for hearing my heart through that photo ...

      ;-}

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  6. Love the pictures! Lots of different activities in October and each picture is better than the last!

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    1. Thanks, Mah! After I put up the post, I realized that I had a few other pictures that I wanted to share. But enough is enough, right!

      ;-}

      And I know which is your favorite picture. For sure.

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  7. Beautiful pictures, Linda! AND you have bittersweet growing wild--SIGH!!! AND A BEACH---SIGH!!
    Blessings, Friend!

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    1. Yep ... few things are more beautiful than bittersweet, Lulu. Gorgeous, gorgeous! I think I need to make a wreath.

      ;-}

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  8. Love this Linda. Love seeing the bittersweet, something we don't have down here, and the grands and the great serving others with her knitting needles. Beautiful blessings all!

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    1. Amen. Blessings abound in the abundance of the dailyness. God is so good ...

      And did you see that you are one of the giveaway winners, Debby? Be sure to be in touch!

      Congrats!

      ;-}

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  9. Oh my goodness...the photo of those sweet potato fries :-)...I have some sweet potatoes in the pantry reserved especially for this. I believe they are now calling my name for dinner.

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    1. How come the ones at home never taste like the ones in a restaurant? There's something I'm missing.

      What else is new?

      ;-{

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  10. hi linda, it looks like your october was full of many of the things my October was full of:) a 31 day series, trips to visit grandchildren (7) for grandparents' days in a variety of places, and a trip to the beach for me with friends:) i'm so ready to stay home and clean my house and get some order around here. ugh! it was fun to read your post and see your photos:) i think we have met before. nice to drop by again.

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    1. Hi Martha ... sounds like our months were close to identical! And even as we speak, I'm re-organizing bedroom and bathroom closets. Order works amidst the chaos, doesn't it!

      ;-}

      It's good to see you again ...

      ;-}

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  11. Beautiful photos--just what I needed to soothe my soul this mid-morning!

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    1. You encourager, you!

      I'm thinking this might start my monthly version of Instagram!

      ;-}

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  12. Overflowing with blessings! Great album - Fall on the Cape {sigh} Have a blessed week, my friend!

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    1. Those mercies are new every morning, aren't they, June! Great is His faithfulness!

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  13. Wow, Linda ... that's quite the flight of stairs! I'm deep into a brain-taxing project and the pictures in this post provided a lovely respite. :-)

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    1. Brain-taxing projects ... oh, God bless you dear!

      I think my brain's about taxed out right about now! I'm praying for you even as we speak!

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  14. Often, we can see a bit of the cape from way over here on the north shore of Boston and from your images we are quite the same! Except for the snow squall...we haven't had any of that yet here in Nahant. The cape really gets socked with snow on most years although we got most of it last year.

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    1. Last year was a beast, wasn't it? But right now, I'm still grabbing hold of these summer-like hours ... even if it IS November.

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  15. These are beautiful -what a blessing! Gave me my smile this morning : )

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    1. Waking up smiling! Yes! That's my kinda day!

      So glad you're here bright and early with us, Bethany! I hope today's a good one for ya' ...

      ;-}

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  16. Now I'm really craving sweet potato fries, Linda :). Beautiful pictures, my friend. Your adorable granddaughter and your mom's precious hands are my favorites. Autumn is such a breath taking season. Thanks for the reminder to get out and snap some pictures!

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    1. Candace ... it's been a beauty, hasn't it! It was summertime here again today. Just loved being outside, walking, resting. God is good to have created the seasons!

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  17. Linda,
    What a lovely peek into your life...Thank you :-) And I love sweet potato fries, too :-)

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  18. Hi Linda,
    What a lovely photo album you've created (have you thought of doing these once a month for us?!)! Sweet potato fries and the snow and that sweet granddaughter! Priceless memories of the month and really, it's inspiring to think of all those things we're grateful for in our own lives, too. I'm thinking you could come up with a vintage photo album cover and invite us to savor with you . . . .(just a suggestion!!) :)

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    1. You read my mind ... or at least a response to another comment! I'm thinking of doing my own brand of Instagram as my month in review post. Thanks for your encouraging prompt, Valerie!

      mmm ... a vintage photo album cover ... you are a genius, girl!

      ;-}

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  19. You make me smile. I love the glimpse into your life and the sweet moments you captured!

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    1. Loved October, Sarah ... just loved it!

      ;-}

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  20. gorgeous photo momentos from a beautiful month!

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'I want the people in my life to know that when they come to me, with whatever is on their mind or heart, they will be heard. I am dedicated to hearing the hearts of those around me.'
~ Adam McHugh, The Listening Life

Linda