This happened by accident, but would you just look at that color? This is why I love fall. I know it’s the season where everyone overdoses on pumpkin spice everything, every Instagram shot is a coffee cup or a pumpkin or boots in the leaves. I won’t show you a coffee cup (unless it’s full of hot chocolate), I am not really a fan of pumpkins (Gasp!), and I don’t own any boots so your Instagram feed is mostly safe with me.
I do love a good photo opportunity though, and the sun coming up and hitting those orange and yellow and red trees will make me pull over just about every time.
I couldn’t sleep Saturday night so when 7:15am showed on my clock, I knew it was pointless to stay in bed any longer, and out the door my restless self went with no direction in mind. I soon realized the sun was coming up and decided to head towards some more photographic scenery.
As you can see, it was a cold morning. Frost covered the grass, the leaves, and my car. I stayed out snapping pictures with my phone for as long as I could feel my fingers before I rushed back to my car and on to my next location. When I remembered a hat and pair of gloves in my car, I braved the cold for a two mile hike around Pickerel Lake.
The peace of this morning was exactly what my weary self needed. The past few weeks have been pretty tough, and I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t struggled with anxiety, with self-doubt, with exhaustion. Taking two hours of my morning to be alone with my thoughts seemed to help so I’m hoping to get out of the house more often.
I’m trying to take better care of myself so that I don’t get as overwhelmed as I have been lately. I’ve been feeling out of touch and off course in the past few weeks and haven’t taken the time to work through that. Too often I ignore those feelings until they “go away,” meaning they get pushed aside until they build up to the point where I can’t ignore them anymore.
So, no, you won’t see pumpkin spice anything on my blog or Instagram, but you will probably see some trees.