Boy, nature has been shouting the majesty of Our Father this Fall, hasn’t it? We have had beautiful day after beautiful day, and here it is a week before Thanksgiving, and I can’t wait to mow the yard this morning. What???? I want to spend more time outdoors.
And then there was the Super Moon! Brad and I took a night time walk on our country road and we COULD SEE OUR SHADOWS. Moon Shadows-just like Cat Stevens sang about, thank you 1970’s.
You, dear readers, have been taking time to notice the beauty, too-I’m sure of it!
I have a special treat for you today. My friend from Georgia, Eva Murdock is our guest writer. We became friends on Instagram, which is one of my favorite spots on the Internet. I enjoy all the positive posts and beautiful photographs-no snarky meanness there like is so often on Facebook.
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Eva is a stunning photographer and she is generously sharing some of her fall favorites and her KIND word with us today. Enjoy!
Take it away, Eva!
Hello, I’m Eva Murdock and Susan so graciously asked me if I would write a guest blog post.I am thrilled to be here!
As a bit of an introduction I am a mother of two wonderful children.My son is a senior in high school and about to spread his wings ( this momma is so not ready) and a daughter who is a sophomore in high school.My husband and I just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary this year. I feel truly blessed despite this year being one of the most difficult with the loss of my mother and brother. My journey on Instagram began as a way to share beauty in the midst of a very painful spot in life.
Chasing Fall is my interpretation of making the most of each and everyday and relishing autumn.
I have become a big believer in getting off the fast lane, taking the road less traveled and making lots of U-turns to capture beauty.
Fall seems just a little bit more special this year as this has been one of the longest and hottest summers I can remember.This season is always fleeting but seems ever so much this year.
I look forward to apple season all year long.
With the gorgeous weather a picnic is always a good idea. Pack a novel and get lost for a spell.
Share something delicious with friends and neighbors using seasonal fare.
Last week I took off on a whim and visited Gibbs Gardens which is at it’s peak, resplendent in an array of fall color.
I thought I would share a recipe for Pumpkin Butter. With cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves this will have your kitchen smelling like fall.
12 oz. pumpkin puree
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/8 tsp. cloves
Combine all ingredients in a medium pot.Cook on low for 1 hour or til thickened, stirring frequently. Keep in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. This is delicious on toast, waffles, muffins etc.
Thank-you so much, Susan, for having me as a guest. I hope this inspires all of you to savor this glorious season. Wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Thank you, Eva! I can’t wait to try your pumpkin butter-it sounds delicious. I bet it will become a favorite like my Chemistry Class Pumpkin Muffins.
You can find Eva and her stunning photos and sweet words on Instagram as “nestledown“.
Friends, we would love you to post a favorite photo or recipe from your journey this Fall in the comments. Please share!