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There is something about the light in October.  It’s almost as if the slant of the sun makes for more vivid world.  Perhaps its the rich and enchanted autumn colors.  Or maybe mother nature is ramping up for a big Midwestern finale.  I hope that wherever you are in the world… that you are tuning into the magic of your season and whatever that might bring.

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The flowers here are delivering a brilliant encore.

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We just moved Missy’s life jacket to storage and brought out her warm wardrobe.  Doesn’t she look like she stepped out of a J.Crew catalog (of course assuming J.Crew offered dog attire)?

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The paddle board path has a new twist of gold.

While the flowers remain.

The lily pads aren’t the same but a few flowers remain.

The neighbor's cat had four kittens on the first day of autumn. I named this cutie Liz Taylor. Her eyes are the most beautiful shade of violet.

The neighbor’s cat delivered four kittens on the first day of autumn. I named this cutie Liz Taylor (I hope your screen reveals her violet eyes).  Of course the girls want to adopt her.

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The fall sunrise offers a new softness.

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And the lovely faux taxidermy that has been overlooking our living room just doesn’t look precisely right anymore. So I gave her a little makeover.

Before…

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After…

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Mod Podge + tissue paper = endless possibilities