Friday, October 21, 2016

Bits of Fall

Happy Friday!

I thought that I'd share this photo that I took a couple of years ago. As I've mentioned many times before, I love's my favorite season. This beautiful tree with its yellow leaves gets me into an autumn frame of mind. I loved taking that walk that day  :)

The trees still haven't changed around here a whole lot, but when they do I'm hoping to get some pictures to share.

Have a great weekend! :)

Monday, October 17, 2016

Book Spotlight: The Foot of the Volcano (Extract)

Recently I've been given the opportunity to read The Foot of the Volcano, a lovely debut novel by Deiana Denise Sutherland. This is a work of romantic fiction which explores loyalty, friendship, family, parenthood, and the enduring nature of true love. It's an intriguing story of a young girl named Natalie, who comes of age in the beautiful Caribbean, alongside her best friend Tommy. Her journey takes her through many twists and turns as she grows up, just like real life does for us all. 
Author: Deiana Denise Sutherland

I really enjoyed this book because of its universality and yet the author gives us an interesting insight into the culture and the people of the Caribbean. Natalie and her family deal with real life issues and their share of ups and downs throughout the book. I found this refreshing as a reader and it made me want to continue reading in order to see what happened next. I really enjoyed The Foot of the Volcano! Here's an extract for you to enjoy.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Sunday Walks

Hubby and I took a nice walk yesterday morning and we really enjoyed it to say the least. You may be surprised to know that we had to walk along and across a very busy road in order to get to this spot, but it was worth it. Once we had safely crossed the road and walked through the gate, the speeding traffic melted into the background as we walked along this path. We couldn't really hear it after a bit and as we walked further we didn't hear it at all.

The view was stunning! I'd never walked there before, but hubby visited this spot when he was seven, so it was a happy return for him :) This is now one of my favorite places to walk. We walked up the hill that you can see in the distance. It wasn't that steep, just a little bit, and before we knew it we were at the top. It was a good physical workout, but for me personally, it was good for the soul also. It did its job of renewal. I couldn't be surrounded by all of that beautiful nature and not feel it down deep.  :)

I hope that you had a great weekend. Have a wonderful new week!

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

The Changing Leaves

Today I thought that I'd share one of my favorite photos. I took this a couple of years ago and I've shared it here before, but I thought that I'd share it again. It puts me into a good autumny mood :) Fall is my favorite season and whenever I see this picture I think of the leaves changing colors, warm drinks, and lovely layered clothes and boots.

The leaves are still very green here, but I know that soon the leaves will start putting on their colorful show. I'll do my best to try to capture some of it and share it here.

Are the leaves changing where you are? Leave a comment and let me know  :)

Have a great day!