Its September 1, that means it is the beginning of fall! My favorite season. Yes, I do know that the official start of fall isn’t for another 3 weeks, but I just love it too much to wait. So, here is a beautiful collection of Autumn Leaves artworks I found on Society 6
I’m ready for cozy fall fashion (even though it is still too warm for sweaters here), gardening with mums and pretty pumpkins, fall scented candles, warm drinks, and hiking in the woods.
What are your favorite fall activities?
Croatan National Forest, NC, May 2017
Its beach season! A few weeks ago, I was desperately in need of a beach day, or maybe just a day off. Fortunately, I’ve gotten a handle on the things that were stressing me out and I’ve been able to relax. I’ve also gotten my beach days, with more to come as I still have most of the summer to enjoy them.
Check out my collection of pretty, beach day inspired artworks (including a few of my own photos) on Society6
The last time I was at this beach, Rexhame in Marshfield MA, 3 years ago, I really wanted a bright, sunny day to take photos. I didn’t get one. Instead I got cloudy, overcast skies. I ended up really loving my photos from that day anyways. This year, I went back for a family cookout, and I got my beautiful, sunny days! With bright blue skies and warm brown rocks. I honestly can say I’m pretty happy with my photos from both days, and I love the subtle differences between them. Its amazing how the weather and time of day can give such different results.
Which one do you prefer?
Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk VA
I’m working on a sunflower in my sketchbook right now, I’m not ready to share yet, but I did find these gorgeous sunflower artworks on Society6, check them out here.
These all reminded me of driving though Kansas several years ago. There really were sunflowers on the sides of the highway, and I would have loved to find a park to stop at, but we were just passing through and didn’t have time. Maybe someday…
Cape Cod National Seashore, MA, June 2013
Finally got my Beach Day!
I’ve really been needing a true day off lately. One of the downsides to working from home is that it can be difficult to take time off. Checking email real quick can very easily turn into a few hours in front of the computer. I’ve decided that Saturdays, will now be our days off, and that means no yard work or projects around the house either. With Jon that means I have to take him away from the house or we’ll end up working. I love that he has such a great work ethic, but projects around the house are truly never ending, and sometimes you just need to let it go.
This is my home yoga studio, its also the spare bedroom. I love having this space where I can practice my yoga undisturbed, at least until my dogs lose their minds because the fedex man is here.
I’ve wanted to complete my training to become a yoga teacher for a few years now, and I’ve finally signed up for a program starting in July. I’m very excited, but nervous too. I’m worried about the physical part of the training; I know I’m flexible, but my strength and stamina, for potentially long days of practicing and and learning the postures, could definitely use some improvement. I’m also concerned about the classroom part of the training, its alot of knowledge to absorb in a three week period.
But after a set back this winter, I’m now doing yoga almost everyday, even if its just 15 minutes of stretching. I’ve also added a few guided meditations and strength training sessions a week. I feel like I’m definitely seeing improvements. Which is good, because I only have a month left to get ready. I’ve also downloaded some of the text books so I can get familiar with them and not be so overwhelmed when my training starts.
Have you done any intensive yoga study? What was your experience and how would you recommend to prepare for it?