Autumn walks

These October days are full of surprises.  Sometimes the mornings are blissful and Skye decides its warm enough to jump into the beyond after a barely distinguishable stick.

And there are a few more opportunities on our afternoon walks to relish the shocking reds and golds against the blue, blue skies.

And we walk along, breathing in the crisp autumn air.  Loving the wispy green of grass, the crisp leaves  underfoot and the silence that this time of year brings.

There is such beauty if you stop to look.

I relish these walks.  They bring me to a place where I can breathe again; something we all need in such a hectic world.

Take time.  Find a place to walk.  Take a dog with you.  It only makes the experience 100 times better…

Pots and planters at Longwood Gardens: Part II

I had given you a taste earlier of my visit to Longwood Gardens back in August and promised to return for Part II.  Looking through my photos, it is amazing to me how soon I forgot just how spectacular that place is!  Here are some images that consider the place of the ‘pot’ and the benefit of planters – sit back, enjoy and imagine being there yourself.