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End of Month Potpourri-October 2015


“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” 

~Jim Bishop




The morning of the full moon in September, the sun promised to rise in a glorious fashion.  The last bright star still glowed as the sun peeked over the horizon.  So I went out into the garden to see the sunrise from different vantage points.





It was such a magnificent experience to bask in the first rays of light…..





…..with the colors expanding across the sky!




sunrise collage

Yes the inset is a later close-up.





I spent quite a bit of time near the back fence watching the sunrise over the meadow.




meadow sunrise collage

I shifted to capture the pergola in the sunrise.  I thought it would be a great backdrop.




grasses at sunrise collage

As would the grasses waving to greet the day.




sunset foliage collage

Then watching the sun setting later in the day, I saw the glory of the fall foliage on fire in the golden light of the setting sun.


Fall is one of the most beautiful times in nature and in my garden.  I hope you enjoyed this glorious day with me.  I am linking in with Judith@Lavender Cottage who hosts Mosaic Monday, and with Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) photo linkup party at image-in-ing.


I am also linking in with the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday, and with Kara@A Spirit of Simplicity for Tuesday Afternoon where we are invited to celebrate a nice slow day in a busy week.




I leave you with a bit more sentiment about creativity and joy.   Feel free to download the photo and share.

fall foliage

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  1. October 29, 2015    

    Thank you so much for this fragrant and beautiful potpourri.

    • October 31, 2015    

      Oh I am so delighted to share the beauty around me with you Soosie!

  2. October 29, 2015    

    This is one of my favorite seasons, too. The sunsets and sunrises, the foliage ~ so much color abounds. Lovely post, Donna.

    • October 31, 2015    

      The pleasure is all mine Loredana.

  3. October 29, 2015    

    I love this season too Donna, your images of sunrise are beautiful.

    • October 31, 2015    

      Thanks so much Julie…I am so glad I could share it with you!

  4. October 31, 2015    

    Ahhhh. The light this time of year is so lovely! Thanks for sharing the rewards of your early rising and again the rewards of your willingness to stay with the last light of the day as it wanes. Two of my favorite times of any day, but especially in autumn.

    • October 31, 2015    

      Oh yes the most glorious times of day in autumn not to be missed Deb!

  5. November 2, 2015    

    Good morning, Donna! Your sunrise images are just beautiful. I love the pretty pink sky. Lovely captures and quote! Happy Monday, enjoy your day!

    • November 2, 2015    

      Wasn’t that just an amazing sky! Have a wonderful day Eileen!

  6. November 2, 2015    

    I enjoyed your beautiful sunrise 🙂

    • November 2, 2015    

      It was a glorious morning…so glad you could enjoy it with me Deb!

  7. November 2, 2015    

    Donna, you inspire me as always,! Every picture is a work of art. What a beautiful morning collection!

    • November 2, 2015    

      That is the highest praise Sallie…thank you!

  8. November 2, 2015    

    Wonderful job. I love the grasses.

    • November 2, 2015    

      Thanks MaryBeth! They were magical that day!

  9. November 2, 2015    

    It’s a beautiful time of year and I try to embrace it. (summer is my favorite season) Enjoy your week sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

    • November 2, 2015    

      It has been a spectacular fall here Diane….warm and I am embracing that! Have a great week!

  10. November 3, 2015    

    Such beauty surrounds you! Glad you are one of those who recognize it and share it with us all. Have a great week!

    • November 3, 2015    

      Thanks so much Jackie for such beautiful words about the post! Enjoy your week too!

  11. November 5, 2015    

    Beautiful post Donna! I loved joining you, seeing the sunrise and sunset through your lens.

    • November 5, 2015    

      Thanks Wen! It was a magical day.

  12. November 5, 2015    

    Beautiful color in your photos and I always love the quotes…Michelle

    • November 5, 2015    

      Thanks so much Michelle….much appreciated!

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