"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." A.Holmes

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Whimsy in Autumn

We love the fall ! Whimsy and I appreciate a good walk through the autumn leaves. This is my favorite time of the year. Apparently the dictionary defines autumn not only as the season between summer and winter, but also as my season in life . Autumn:"time of maturity or decline  ...autumnal : past middle life"*. Hopefully the "decline" part isn't too bad yet because I still don't even feel like I am past middle age. ( after all , it's perfectly reasonable to expect to live to be 120 years old, isn't it ? )

*Webster's Collegiate Dictionary  1941

15 comments:

Cattails said...

Gorgeous photo, Kathy. This is our favorite season, also. Wishing you and yours a happy weekend.

Bee Lady said...

My third favorite season but at least it made the top four!
The colors this year are gorgeous!

Cindy Bee

Lady Jane said...

I love autumn also. Whimsy is posing so nicely. Wonderful friend to you Whimsy is.

Daisy said...

Whimsy is such a beautiful dog! Very lovely photo. Have a nice weekend, Kathy! :)

Teresa Schubert said...

Kathy,
Father God did say mans years would be 120 in the old testament, soooo, I guess it really is possible isn't it? I thinks it's funny that you said that about living to be a 120 yrs. old since I'm always telling my husband who's 69 that he still has a long time before he reaches 120 yrs. old ;-)
Blessings to you and yours,
Teresa,
sugar, spice and whatever's nice

happywonderer said...

Cute photo of Whimsy. I'm in the Autumn of my years, too! So far, so good!

joanne said...

Autumn is definitely my favourite time of year, and now that I am in the autumn of my life it has also become my favourite time. I take time now to savour life and all it's goodness, not a silly school girl, young mom, or daughter anymore. this is our time.

Star said...

Lovely pictures all Kathy. I had a dog who looked similar once and loved him very much. Your grandchild is beautiful 😊

L. D. said...

Whimsy is such a wonderful looking dog. I be it is fun to walk among the leaves with your dog.

SuperLux said...

I'm a dog lover, so this photo got me swooning. :)

Debbie said...

Whimsey is such a beautiful pet. I rarely see purebred German Shepherds anymore. Too much backyard breeding with poor stock.
I loved seeing the picture of you with your new grandson. What a blessing well worth waiting for!

Linda said...

Beautiful photo, and your header is absolutely charming!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Your dog looks so sweet. I actually like being in the autumn of life, even though it still feels more like summer! Hopefully winter's a long ways off.
In weather terms though, we have already had some snow!
Have a wonderful weekend Kathy.

Susan Clayton said...

Hey, 50 is the new 30. Ask anyone (over 50)
Thank you thank you thank for my 'bonus ' sheep! You are to generous! Sharing these an FB and I'll let you know when photos of the sheep are posted.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

"I'm ready to go but I'm not homesick", as Daddy says and if I'm healthy, I see no reason to stop breathing. Whimsy is a lovely companion and a good deterrent.
Kathy, we're having a heat wave, it's around freezing and that's up from 10 or 11 this morning. Next week the temps are supposed to stay in the single digits.
The only thing I mind about being off-line for so long is the extreme isolation. E-mail and blogging are my touch stone to the outside world; I haven't television and only listen to preaching on XM radio. It's more than a trifle lonely without I-net.
Congratulations on the beautiful grandson; you are blessed, greatly blessed, Kathy.