Friday, October 2, 2009

love this pic


photo by Cosmo Condina, for Getty Images.


I came across this beautiful fall pic and wanted to share it. It reminds me of the winding country roads of Alberta, although this one was snapped in Ontario. I'm looking forward to seeing it myself one day! Here's more info:

The historic Niagara Parkway, or “River Road,” is the route that Winston Churchill called "the prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the world," and follows the winding curves of the Niagara River, which divides Canada and the US. The loveliest stretch in autumn is between the small towns of Queenston and Niagara-on-the-Lake and reaches its pinnacle of color in early October.

In the past few weeks we've been able to visit my parents more often, and the drive out is just beautiful this time of year. It takes something that is normally mundane (stopping for fuel, going to the bank) and makes it into something memorable. I know we're going through a rough time, but I truly am grateful for the life I have now. I see a recovery in almost all areas in the next three months and to be honest, I get such joy out of the littlest thing.

For example, I recently went into a Bibles For Missions thrift store and found four white, restaurant quality sandwich plates, a white tea pot and half a dozen teaspoons, all for two dollars. Jamie brought me some Body Shop cleanser just as my other stuff ran out. And my entranceway is newly cleaned and dusted (including the ceiling fan) thanks to Bill.

At any rate, I just wanted to balance out the day with something positive. I'll sign off soon to take some pictures of Bill's pumpkin. He's carving it right now, but I don't know what he decided on.

Have a good weekend!

11 comments:

  1. I'm glad that you get joy in even the little things. You deserve it!

    Love the picture too. Thanks!

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  2. Love that photo. It is good that you can find positive under such duress.

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  3. Thank you, today you nourished my soul.

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  4. Autumn is good. Great reminder.

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  5. Fabby picture! I love that you are so positive, no matter what life throws at you :)

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  6. Oh Kate, that is gorgeous, thanks for sharing!

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  7. That is an amazing photo. It captures Fall perfectly. The greens, the yellows, the browns. I'm also reminded to enjoy the little things today, thank you~

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  8. Reminder:
    My Writer's Challenge link is up. Why not add a story to the rest. Just tell us about something really nice someone has done for you.

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  9. It's refreshing to read your positive spin in the midst of all the craziness in your life. I have always thought of autumn as a time for beginnings.

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  10. You have not written in awhile-hope all is well-peace Jonny

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  11. Thanks everyone. Thank you Jonny, I've been working and running around a lot. Also, I feel so repetitive lately...I've missed you all though and hope to be back regularly.

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