Sunday, October 6, 2013

An October in Iowa

Anne Shirley of the Anne of Green Gables series said, "I am so glad to live in a world where there are Octobers." I have this feeling that Octobers on Prince Edward Island are probably pretty spectacular. Growing up in Kansas I never quite got the autumn experience you read about. Oh, you get a taste of it, but it lasts about a month and then it's gone. Rake leaves? Who does that in Kansas? You've got that wonderful south wind blowing... Eastern Iowa autumns fill the world with much more color, and the coolness lasts longer. More rain also pours down on us, which I actually love, because it enhances the already wonderfully cozy feeling of fall. Mmmm. Cup of cider and burning candles anyone?

Today my son was wearing me to a frazzle so we left the house in search of something autumny to do. We found a dirt road to explore and a barn with cows to watch. Delightful. We both needed the fresh air.

So thankful for the little touches of beauty God gives us. Sometimes you just have to get outside the city limits to remember them.


  1. Such pretty pictures Lizzy! Looks like fun. :)

  2. Yes, so pretty! What a happy outing to remember :) Charles looked in his element and you looked refreshed! :)