Passions of an Odd Chick

Friday, September 9, 2011

Falling for FALL



































I'm so falling for FALL this year. For some reason, this season is bringing an extra amount of joy to my spirit. I find myself smiling deep inside at the smallest things.

I wonder if it is my up-coming trip to Italy. The knowledge I have gained from my research and dreaming anticipation have added so much to my life.

It could be my new photography class. It's forcing me to use my eyes like a fine lens to scan and scourer my normal surroundings for the perfect photograph- not a snap shot. I want to take PHOTOGRAPHS in Italy.

My teacher came out to the farm and made us find something boring and make it interesting.



Sweet Farmer being loved on by the bar ditch dogs of  Krantz Farms!
of course, this was not boring and very interesting.

It could be that I feel better because I've dropped about 10 pounds of annoying weight that I've been carrying around for a ridiculous amount of time.

Or my new tan fingernail polish. ( i'm not usually a girl who gets into nail polish)

Or seriously. My faith is getting richer and deeper and the Spirit of Christ that promises to feed my soul like a spring is something I greatly rely on and it always makes me FEEL ... better.

I just WANT to feel.
I want to feel deeply about the goodness and the sadness in my world.
I know some people must take pills to feel MORE or feel LESS.
It's not always easy to FEEL. It's not something we should take for granted.
This FALL , I want to feel everything as if it were my last FALL.
I'm only a little scared of dying, getting sick and old or terrorist attacks. What I'm really afraid of?? Losing my ability to feel deeply in love with my life in every season of my life.

I choose to FALL in love with FALL and let it take my heart and turn it into a thousand different autumn hues.
This season of my life will
                                   NOT
                                               GO
                                                            Unnoticed or Un-celebrated. I will decorate my spirit, not just my home, and carry the crispness of a new Fall morning in my heart. Will you carry it with me?

11 comments:

Jennifer Richardson said...

soooooooo feeling it all with you,
friend,
and glad to be alive and awake
to even the pain and sadness
because it's all beautiful
in it's own way
....YES there is joy
and it's rich and gorgeous
like those photos you're taking!
(bravo on taking the class and
chasing your dreams all the way
to Italy!)
I love the passion in your life.
Inspired I am.....thanks and love,
Jen

simplyred said...

Your doing great with your photos! Keep up the good work.

Ernie

NatashaMay said...

I can just feel your energy through your words. :) I must say I'm still hanging on to summer. Cold does not agree with me. :)

Bren said...

Fantastic post, loved it and so agree with you. Loving fall, loving life. You've a lot to enjoy and look forward to, I'm excited for you! And I love the pic of the fence and needless to say the one of your man and the dogs is pretty special.

Buffy said...

Love your pictures of the fence and the dogs. You captured something in both. How cool you're taking a photo class. Fun... I feel like you, I don't know if its my age or what but I want to feel everything,and enjoy every moment!

Steve Emery said...

Um - I think you aced that assignment with that fence photo.

And I am so psyched for you going to Italy. You've done so many things to put yourself in the way of a life changing really rich time on that trip. And the way you live and breathe in everything... It's very inspiring.

Janine said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I love yours! The name is wonderful! I also am so looking forward to Katherine's class!

Poetic Artist said...

I have to agree Fall for me is going to be wonderful. I also have been looking through the camera lens..Also I am truly falling in Love with my Savior and it is wonderful falling..I am learning to trust and to realize it is not about me it his all about him..
I am glad we are both going in a wonderful direction.
Prayers and Hugs,
Katelen

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Isn't it scrumptious! Enjoying your beautiful photography!

Joyfulploys said...

Hi...thanks for coming by. Your photos are great...You seem to be embracing fall...I kind of hate to say goodbye to the summer.
Mary

Petie said...

I love your blog and your photos...and FALL!!