We've had the most beautiful fall weather these past days... beautiful enough to spend several hours outside soaking up as much sun as possible before the deep hibernation cold of winter sets in. I love the smell of fall air... there is just such an earthy freshness about it.
Visiting friends and family has kept us on the road and our time over the last weeks has consisted of not much more than chatter, catching up, and keeping one's belly pleasantly full. There are some people that no matter how long it has been since you saw them last, you seem to pick up where you last left off... true kindred spirts.
I have the feeling that the little guy wakes up each morning with an eagerness and energy of what new thing he will discover for the day... things that I know and overlook as everyday things, but that he finds absolutely fascinating. I think that the outdoors is truly his element.
It has been a slowing down has refreshed and renewed my spirit... something that I've needed for quite some time.