“When the Frost is on the Pumpkin”

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Well ladies and gents, fall is soon approaching and while I have enjoyed the beautiful days of summer, I am looking forward to the crisp waltz of autumn. Something about bonfires, pumpkin pie and golden veined leaves makes my heart skip a beat or two.

Today I went to my local produce store and purchased a few adorable little pumpkins just because they made me happy. I ended up giving them away as gifts because if they made me smile I figured they would do the same for someone else. When I was younger my Mom would buy both my sister and me a tiny pumpkin all for our own. Ever since then I can’t look at a pumpkin without smiling. I fully intend to pass that tradition down to my future children.

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Another thing that makes me happy around autumn is the little pansies and violas that line the rows of nurseries.

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Their sweet little faces give me the warm fuzzies. It is remarkable just how much detail goes in to each tiny petal of these flowers. How on earth can such a beautiful masterpiece exist without an ever so talented Artist? It would be a shame to let God’s handiwork be forgotten or downplayed.

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Yet another striking piece of art is the sunset I witnessed this evening. Believe me when I say that my camera in no way could ever do it justice. The earth burned with the light of a sun that slowly stepped down from his high throne for a chance of rest for the night with a pale moon to take his place while he slumbers.

I am astounded at the beauty that can be found all around if you simply open your eyes and heart to it.

Have a beautiful one wherever you are.

Loads of Love,
Kate
xoxo

Reclusive

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Yesterday I made a life decision. I came to the conclusion that I no longer wanted or needed social media in my life. I no longer have any form of social media unless this blog counts. But honestly in all fairness most writers I know wouldn’t be considered the most outgoing of people. (Not saying that only quiet writers are best, no sir or madame.)

My reclusiveness has given me peace. I feel as if a load has been lifted from my numb shoulders. It’s not that I dislike people or interaction, but I do believe the best sort of interaction involves direct contact with humans, not through a handheld device.

I have been questioned why I have made this decision and the answer is this: I want a simple, beautiful life. I don’t want to waste the precious moments I have been given on a vain keeping-up-with-the-Jones’ game that only makes people feel empty inside. Life isn’t about having someone follow you or like what you’ve said. It’s so much more than a blinking screen and endless streams of comments.

Imagine the world that could be seen without the visor of a phone. Such amazing things surround us everyday and it is all taken for granted.

I want to see all I can while I can. I know I am reclusive, quiet and odd, but for once in my life I feel completely content with who I am. And no one has even approved!

Have a beautiful day wherever you are and stay amazing.

Loads of Love,
Kate
xoxo

The Beauty of Light

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One of my favorite things to see is the sun rise over foggy mountains and climb the crystal like steps to his balcony in the sky. He is so regal and amazing, even though he is classified scientifically as a smaller sized star. The unique thing about the sun is that he drives out any form of darkness. Where the light of the sun shines no darkness can exist. The only hiding places for the dark to go is behind objects in direct light. Darkness quickly slinks to a far corner and shivers in contentment away from the heat and exposure.

I believe that’s why I love the sun so much. His honest light scares off any form of black obscurity and openly warms all who stand beneath him. He doesn’t dim or refuse to shine even on days that are filled with thick, dark clouds. He is a handsome constant that I admire greatly.

To me there has always been beauty in light.

Have a beautiful one wherever you are.

Loads of Love,
Kate
xoxo