Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Even though it is much easier to travel a well-trodden path adventure and fulfillment can be found by climbing a wall or passing through a gate...

Life is laden with challenges, but alas strength comes from confronting them as overwhelming as they may seem... to find the velvet lining that lingers beneath.

As the month of September brings the final harvests closer to their climax, the Autumn rains begin to fall and the temptations of savory soups please our pallet may you find a moment or two to enjoy its splendor...


Pomona said...

It is certainly autumnal here today, but not in a nice way - cold, wet and windy. And there are a few challenges ahead too!

Pomona x

Larkrise garden girl said...

I can hardly wait for the weather to get cooler in California. Love the beautiful picture! Have a nice Monday.cheri

snoopydogknits said...

Lovely post! The weather has turned decidedly chilly and wet here in the UK. Ros

Nella Miller said...

Beautiful images as always Susan, and yes fall is in the air here on the escarpment! Chilly this morning, with a few rays of sun coming through the trees. I need a few more days of warmth before I give in to an entrenched fall!! Nella xo

Catherine said...

Now I am graving vegetable soup made from fresh garden delights! Mmmm....
xo Catherine

Pondside said...

The challenges and obstacles that life brings are part of its richness, but in the moment it is sometimes very difficult to see them in that light.
Out here summer came late and still sits in all its glory. Some things in our garden will be touched by frost before they're ready for harvest, and we'll have a huge green tomato harvest, but that's just for this year.

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Hello Susan, what lovely words and photographs today!

'Pondside' put it perfectly, it is sometimes difficult to see past the trials and obstacles we encounter daily. Yesterday I was reading on one of the blog's on my list and came across a video talk of the Buddhist, Thich Nhat Hanh. It was on
It takes about 20 mins to watch, but I found it helpful.
I wrote down a part.

"Enjoy breathing in
Enjoy breathing out!
And smile,
We are all still alive."

Sending a hug,
Jane x

Anonymous said...

We have misty fog and temps in the 40s today - Autumn has definitely arrived!
Thank you so much for your sweet comment over at my blog, Susan.

Beehive Needleworks said...

Indeed, the Autumn is beginning to tickle at the edges. With the cold rains of late, a simmering soup, together with warm scones are a perfect evening meal.

Thank you for sharing such a lovely peek into your world Susan.

Judy x

victorian parlor II said...

What beautiful words and just the thing I needed to read today:).



Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hello Susan...thank you so much for popping in...always a pleasure to have you visit!!! It looks as though we are back to Autumnal weather as well, after some gorgeous Spring days...but then again, Spring tends to be like that I think!!! Enjoy the soups you have as your weather starts to cool down...Have a happy Sunday...Dzintra

Sea Angels said...

Oh yes Autumn has been here for a week or two now...I love Autumn clothes, boots long skirts tweeddy jackets OMG I sound like Miss Marple,,,ah well if the cap fits
Enjoy your soups xx Your pictures are lovely.
Hugs Lynn xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Susan,
Thank you for leaving me a comment, I am so pleased to have found your blog again.

I enjoyed your beautiful photos and wish I could grow a vine like that one.

The tail end of hurricane Katia has given us quite a battering over the last couple of days but the storm has passed now and all is calm and clear tonight with the most beautiful harvest moon.

June said...

No truer words Susan. We often shudder at the hard things, but in the long run, they are the very things that help us see our way more clearly.
I think the comfort foods of Autumn are calling me already. I even baked some dill bread the other day and totally shocked my husband! I am putting the warm throws out and extra quilts on the beds. It must be time.
It was so good to have you come by and leave such a dear message. It always is a highlight to see you.
sending hugs...

Miss Gracie's House said...

I so hope this journey is all that you dreamed it would be. Would love to hear more...when you are ready.

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