Friday, October 9, 2015

Happy Birthday, Lane

Today is my son's birthday.  Happy Birthday, Lane!  Doesn't seem possible that he is 48 years old, my baby boy. I can vividly remember the day he was born, I guess all Mother's remember those special memories, can't remember each and every one of his days as a little one, but I do reminisce about that day with love. Easy birth and easy going child. A son to be proud of.

Finally planted my pots with fall flowers for the front porch and bought a pumpkin or two.  I am such a pumpkin snob, I love the ones with the gnarly bumps and interesting stems.  I specifically dig deep to find the ones that have some personality, whether it's bumps, interesting colors, and any pumpkin or gourd that comes home with me certainly has to have a fine stem. None of those chopped off at the core for me.

The leaves are changing colors everyday.  It's just like spring when the buds begin to emerge, it's almost magical how quickly nature changes.  One day the leaves on the trees will be summertime green, the next day I see changes begin, slowly.

Then the next day the whole tree has changed into it's Fall wardrobe only to lose it too, too quickly.
It's an absolute must that me and my camera do a walk-about each day to watch and capture these glories.

Bailey and I are off to dinner and a movie tonight.  Another advantage of having her here is now I have a movie partner that loves movies as much as I do.  "The Intern" with Robert DeNiro and Ann Hathaway is on the agenda.  I've heard it is delightful, and who doesn't like a delightful night out with good food, a good movie, and exceptional company.

Have a delightful weekend!!

"The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings."~ Kakuzo Okakaura

Until next time.....


  1. Very handsome son. Love your pumpkin. Yes this one definietly havve character adn perhaps attitude!!! Hope the movie was good. your autumn shots are stunning. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Happy birthday to your "boy" and thank you for sharing these gorgeous fall images! Hope you enjoyed the movie!

  3. That gourd has plenty of character. Looks like your Chicago fall is just lovely.

  4. Lane looks like he would be easy going. I hope he has a great and grand birthday.
    You are on a toll with these posts . . . good for you!
    I like gnarly, bumpy, odd shaped pumpkins too . . . with exceptional stems!
    Love your photos of colorful fall, trees and more.
    Hope we will hear a " thumbs up" for the movie!

  5. such perfect focus on that flower. love the leaves, too.

  6. "The Intern" is on my list, too. Look forward to your review. Your autumn pictures are beautiful.

  7. Your son is a spitting image of you!!! Lovely. Wasn't DeNiro just PRECIOUS in the movie.."The Intern?"

  8. Happy birthday to your son....and that smile of his! He IS the spitting image of his mamma! The Intern is on my list of movies too. I am living vicariously through so many of you that get to ACTUALLY experience fall!

  9. Happy birthday to your son! He is very much like you. I'm looking forward to seeing The Intern.
    As always your images are gorgeous and the details so clear.


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