Thursday, November 18, 2010

autumn gratitude

Beach Buddies


It's a gorgeous day in November. What are you and your family doing? Are you hanging out at the beach with your friends like my little guy above? Are you shoveling the season's first snow? Or are you like Jamie973's daughter blissfully wandering in an enchanted forest cloaked in Autumn glory? 

It is during this time of year that I am truly grateful to live in South Florida. The mornings are crisp, the days are sunny, and the cool evenings perfect for outdoor grilling.  When you live in the Land Of
Perpetual Summer, it is easy to forget that it is cold elsewhere.  Photos of snow in the flickr pool and newspaper articles regarding snowstorms tend to catch me off-guard. 

In December, I will be reminiscing of snow days, white Christmas mornings, and ice skating parties of my youth in Connecticut... but for now I am thankful to be making sandcastles and splashing in the surf with our youngest son.

I am including Jamie's words. As a mother, the sentiment warms my heart.  "I'm grateful for alone time with my small fry. She loves to explore and always finds the best things for me to shoot. This time it was forest love."

Until next time. Stay sweet. ♥ tammy lee of bliss and folly

We went for a walk in the forest and all we found was love
We went for a walk in the forest and all we found was love by Jaime973

18 comments:

Cara Lopez Lee said...

The toe family is delightful. Thanks for giving me a smile before bedtime. And the girl in the forest: it would be a stunning shot even if her hair didn't match the leaves, which it does.

urban muser said...

Tammy your shot made me giggle! Both are beautiful images and certainly things to be thankful for.

Holly { Soupatraveler } said...

oh tammy! this is priceless!!!! did you think of this shot or did you have a little help from your son? wonderful. I completely remember Jaime's shot too! Fabulous choice!

Kirstin Mckee said...

Tammy, these are both such lovely pictures. Perpetual summer, eh? I should definitely pay a visit sometime.....

maureen said...

Wonderful photos, both of them. I love how your son is such a good sport about participating in your photo shoots. Jamie's photo of her daughter is simply stunning.

Jan said...

Oh, my gosh. What a sweet photo. I love all his little friends!

Marty said...

Tammy that is the cutest picture! Both photos create such feeling...beautiful!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Your son is a hoot! Love his little toe family, dad with his hat. The forest shot is so pretty. Looks as though she's walking through a tunnel of leaves.

April said...

I am jealous!
Love the toe family :)
And I love the walk through the forest, too cute!

Deanna dks10 said...

Love the toe family, too cute and Jamie's photo is wonderful, what a lovely memory

cindy said...

i wish i was on that beach with those cute toes! such a fun shot!

love the tranquility of the second photo. her hair seems to be in sync with the leaves in terms of its lovely color & texture. wonderful!

Jamie said...

Such sweet photos!

Oliag said...

...I had forgotten that it is still gorgeous down in Florida! LOVE the toes:)...

...and I absolutely love Jamies photo and words.

Kat Sloma said...

Awesome photos both, and love your words that pair them together. I'm jealous that you have a kid that willingly participates in a photo shoot, I have to admit!

Faith said...

Thanks for the smile today! Love it. And I want to walk in that forest. So peaceful!

Marie Rush said...

Sweet---!

blue elephant photography said...

lovely!

Dawn said...

There is much to be thankful for here. Such wonderful photos. That top one makes me smile from ear to ear.

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