And just like that, ‘fall’ has blown in from the north all the way down here to Texas. The horses are getting fuzzy and the pecan trees are turning and losing their leaves. The sunrises over the pastures and moonlit nights are spectacular.
And, um…that means…
We are almost in November?
I mean, what? Indeed where has the time gone?
I find as each year passes that question is ever more on my mind. Anyway, that is a thought for another day.
Not that I am going to lie, I am more than happy to welcome my favorite time of year, even if it feels a little different this year than years past.
Take heart though, not everything has been or will be different. Just look out the window and see the seasons change. Feel it. THAT is not different. That my dear readers is comfort.
I sat and watched the most recent front push through on Monday evening.
It left us with clear and cool nights that are ‘here to stay.’ I mean, we are still in south central Texas, so it is not like we get ‘real’ winters by many standards.
You can not see the rain of pecan leaves, but trust me it is there.
That is our fall expression here. It is interesting, I always notice it, that change of fall, in the exact same place. Right there in the same place as these pictures. It is always in the moment that I am walking out to the horses or riding under this very pecan tree. It is generally the first moment I bother to wear a sweater. The pecan leaves are always falling and beginning to roll across the ground. I did not think of that until just now.
Anyway, you know that sound of the wind through the drying, falling, bumbling leaves. That feel of the chilling air. Think of that when looking at these pics.
The horses had already gotten all their frisky, first chill energy bursts out.
Not all that much has changed since I last wrote.
We have been riding. All over.
Watching those sunrises get better and better.
Going on adventures when not working.
Being present. Living life. Being busy as it would have it. That is the season we are in right now. The extraordinary of ordinary, every day life.
I spy a Merle Man!
Speaking of adventures…
HorseAddict, look! Just fulfilling a riding dream of mine. To ride in the forest. There may not be actual snow on the ground, but there is a snow blanket of pine needles!
This was our most recent adventure with friends old and new and new scenery in east Texas. We camped at Ebenezer Park and rode in and around Lake Sam Rayburn and the Angelina National Forrest. In the tall pine trees. Talk about magical!
Lito won the award of best jumper of down trees.
Every bit of magical as I dreamed it would be.
I love how we do not have to even leave the state to have such a variety of riding places. I have been blessed to ride in several different, beautiful places in this great state.
If we could not go on our usual October adventure fun, I will take this one!
The last time I wrote to y’all I was asked two questions by a dear reader and I figured I would answer them here.
Back in the office or spending more time at the farm?
Am I back in the office or spending more time at the farm? Both?
You see, I am in the office at my new job (now a few months old) about four days a week and I am also able to spend more time at the farm in both a professional and a personal capacity. Quite the door that opened up I dare say! Life sure is interesting and keeps us on our toes.
Song of the moment?
What is my song of the moment? Goodness. This is always a difficult question for me, but it is certainly easier than the ‘what is my favorite song’ question. My song of the moment has definitely been Who Am I by Needtobreathe. There are other gems on this album, so go treat yourself to a listen.
Seriously. That lyric. All the lyrics. Truth does not even touch the feeling. It gets right down in your soul and just rocks you. You’re welcome. My kind of gospel right there.
What about you dear readers? Are you back in the office at all? What is your song of the moment to share?
OK, fine. How about more than two questions? What is the extraordinary in your ordinary life?
Walk in love, dear readers!