Monday, October 10, 2011

Sunday's gifts

I rose early to work out Sunday. But a luminous dawn beckoned me to the stroll the rose and peace gardens near the lake. These were the gifts.














Is it autumn? Or is it summer?

The sweet, delicious smell of pine needles provided the inspiration for meditation under this tree



Always a good idea to accept such invitations, I think.

And may you find surprise and delight today and say "Yes," even if it means forgoing something Very Important that you must do.

13 comments:

ellen abbott said...

Lots of lovely gifts. I say yes!

steven said...

wow! i stopped breathing after a few photographs. so very beautiful! i appreciate the advice towards the end also. this is nominally a holiday for us here but i see my list of things to be done is looooong! maybe a few things won't get done in favour of stopping. steven

Linda B. said...

Eating some delicious potatoes as I look at these beautiful (summery) photos and new fall header. Whodathought backlit grass was so gorgeous! Thanks for gifts.

Hilary said...

Wow.. these are just beautiful.

TexWisGirl said...

my goodness, these are gorgeous!!! the blooms are superb, but the grasses always steal the show for me!

congrats on your POTW!!!

ladyfi said...

What luminous gifts!

holdingmoments said...

You've certainly captured the beauty of nature.

And congratulations on POTW.

Suldog said...

Gifts, indeed. Well put.

Barbara said...

Glorious gifts, beautifully captured! Thanks for sharing them with us and congrats on the POTW!

Sarah Laurence said...

Absolutely gorgeous blooms! I can't believe you still have roses in October.

Linda B. said...

Back again, love playing with the kitty!!! And another look at your beautiful flowers.

Clare Dunn said...

Beautiful gifts!

Stopped by from Hilary's place, and loved the view. Will stay a while if that's alright...

xoxoxo, cd

yearstricken said...

Just lovely.

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