Sunday, September 13, 2009

My Blogging Break

I took a blogging break the last four days spending some time with part of my extended family, relaxing in the mountains. Because of the busy-ness of life the last few weeks, this time away, was a relaxing and enjoyable time of being with family I love. I got to visit a few quaint gift shops along the way. This wreath captured my attention with it's vibrant Fall colors. Sunflowers always make me smile.

I had time to reflect on the tragedy of September 11th and the sobering statistics that were shared on the TV news. Faces and names of those who lost their lives flashed across the screen to remind us all, to never forget that day. Since that day in history, the United States flag means even more to me. The memory of this day also helped remind me to stop and appreciate those in our families who mean so much to us. This weekend was a good time to do just that.

The weather was beautiful was picture perfect, with warm sunny days and cool, clear evenings.

The breeze blowing through the sheer curtains of the place we stayed, evoked precious childhood memories for me. Days as a child when we lived without air-conditioning. During the summer, I remember being so thrilled with a breezy day. As I walked past this window throughout the weekend, the curtains blowing in the breeze took me back many years.

Walking along a trail in the woods, I caught the first signs of the leaves beginning to turn colors, helping me realize that Fall is almost here.
I truly did miss my enjoyable blog visits, and look forward to catching up as time allows.


Judy said...

That sounds like the perfect end-of-summer get-away! Beautiful photos.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This was a beautful post Judy! Enjoy your time with family. We just came back from a long vacation in the beautiful American West was a wonderful trip!

Lissa said...

What a wonderful way to spend the weekend!!!

lindsey said...

This is a beautiful post, the wreath is lovely and the memory of 9/11 brings memories for me too, our daughter was living and working for Metro Ministries in Brooklyn at the time, they watched the second 'plane from the roof of their building and also lost a friend. They then worked with the rescue teams supporting and helping to feed them. I love your photo's, thank you.

Happy@Home said...

Looks like you had a perfect spot to get away from it all. The photos are beautiful. I can't wait until we can keep our windows open here. It's supposed to be 87 today, so I think I'll wait awhile.
I love the wreath.

Charmingdesigns said...

Your pictures are stunning! Isn't it nice to take a break and come back all refreshed. Love the Hello Kitty cake!

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

A lovely post. Pretty autumnal wreath. Related to your comment about summer breezes blowing sheer (lacy) curtains......... why is that simple act so pleasurable? It's a favourite.

Enjoy your time away!

Anonymous said...

Good morning Judy, It sounds like you had a wonderful time away. The leaves are starting to turn here to and it's just beautiful. Your pictures were all lovely. I remember those days befor air conditioning too. I also cherish my countery much more since 9/11. I hope you have a great week.

Stacey said...

Hi Judy. :) Looks like a very nice place for an Autumn get away. I love to look at curtains blowing in the wind. That's just such a relaxing sight. Your new wreath is very pretty. Mine is still hiding in the attic. Better get up there today.

Thanks for your sweet comments today and always.

Barb said...

Judy, so glad you had a nice time with your family and got away for a bit.

The wreath is simply stunning!

Barb :-)

Connie said...

Sounds like a great weekend and one that refreshed your soul. We all need to do that on occasion...good for you.

Sunflowers also make me smile...I saw so many fields of them in North Dakota on the trip with my mom and they definitely do brighten up your day whether it's one or a field of them!

Enjoy your week! COnnie

Tracy said...

What a wonderful opportunity to rest and relax. Glad it was such a great time. Thank you for sharing those beautiful photos. Welcome back! = )

Kathleen Grace said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful, realxing time away. I remember crisp white curtains blowing in the breeze from my childhood too, I still love that. I prefer open windows to air conditioning any time:>) Glad you're back!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I just want to than kyou for the wonderfully sweet comment you left for me today! Reading it was like opening a present. Thank you so much for the blog love!! I'm always grateful when someone "finds" my blog, because then it means I can intentionally stumble upon theirs in return.... I can tell I'm going to love reading your words of wisdom.


Empty Nest Full Life said...

Looks like a beautiful and relaxing getaway, and you are right, such a beautiful fall wreath. I love the picture you captured of the curtains blowing in the breeze. That does look so restful. Glad you had a wonderful time. Jackie

Terri said...

Ahhhh...looks so relaxing and peaceful! A MUCH better reason for taking a blogging break than writer's block!
What's the baby countdown??? Must be soon, right?

Lauren said...

Curtains blowing in the breeze....there is something so peaceful about that isn't there?

beautiful photos -- and a wonderful escape weekend!

Cindy said...

Gorgeous wreath!!!!

yapping cat


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