Sunday, October 20, 2013

Leaves and The Sound of Music

When I was working on getting ready for my arts and crafts show, I had a moment of panic. I thought 'Oh no! I am going to miss all of the autumn leaves.'  Well, I didn't miss them all but there sure are a lot of them falling today. The wind is quite strong. It makes me a little sad to see the trees starting to look bare and the leaves all piled on the ground.

On Thursday, the weather kept changing. It was raining and then it wasn't. Back and forth. Meeko doesn't enjoy the rain so much any more. When he was a puppy, he didn't mind any kind of weather. So I waited for a gap in the rain to go for a walk with him. When I got out on our front steps, I had to run back in for my camera. The leaves on the front porch all had these gorgeous, big fat water droplets on them. It was a moment of magic.

As I was taking these photos, I found myself singing out loud. I was singing 'My Favorite Things' from the Sound of Music. Isn't that funny? (And what do the neighbors think, I wonder?)  Raindrops on leaves might not be raindrops on roses but, to me, they are just as beautiful.

That last photo is my favorite.

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I am celebrating an anniversary this weekend. Today is the 2nd anniversary of my shop opening on Etsy! It feels longer than that somehow. To show my thanks to all of my customers and supporters, I am offering 20% off today and tomorrow on anything in my shop (October 20th and 21st). Just use the coupon code 2THANKYOU at checkout.

❤ A big thank you to you all! 


8 comments:

  1. The sight of raindrops on leaves is like freezing time; somehow you feel like you're floating, gives you the illusion that ether is tangible, that there is no rush in appreciating beauty --- as if these beauty aren't passing. As if you can just stand there and be at awe until you drop. As you said - magical. But sigh, there's art to do.

    Which is also magical. Only a little back-breaking. Congratulations on your Etsy account, Kathleen! Count more years! :)

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    1. You are so right, Perrine. They were like ephemeral boats with crystal cargo. So nice to see you here. :)

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  2. Taking time to notice the raindrops on the leaves...Priceless.

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    1. Those are the best moments, right?

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  3. i think i hear you singing :}

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    1. Oh dear. I don't have the best voice but I do sing with joy. :)

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  4. Dear Kathleen I love your raindrops on leaves...such beauty to be found in those precious moments. Hope you and Meeko have a beautiful day.

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    1. Nature is full of those moments if we take the time to look. :)

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