From the potting bench this morning, I bring you my crabapples, clay pots, succulents, pumpkins, and mums, with a sprinkling of autumn leaves! #iseehearts
Yesterday we had a “Be Still Connect”. I always look forward to them and inevitably come away with fresh new ideas.
One thing that struck me was how overwhelmed a lot of us feel with all our commitments. Everyone agreed that we should cut ourselves some slack, and then try to whittle away some of the stuff that isn’t working for us anymore.
I made a list and found one thing I could finally let go … it was a hard decision and has taken me over a year to finally get to this point. We resist change, but it’s happening to us every single day.
Our interests, goals, passions … they change … just like the seasons. I first needed to accept that, and now I can let go. I’m off to send that e-mail …
Have a happy Tuesday!
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Barbara Hurst says
Enjoyed these on IG and even better in larger form.
Your vignettes are so pretty! I just never think to use succulents in my autumn decor…but you are opening up my eyes to the possibilities. Thank you!
Carol Hart says
I first fell in love with these images on IG. So great to see them here! I too enjoyed the ‘connect’ yesterday. There is comfort in knowing we are all working toward giving ourselves a little slack. We are worth it!
Well, you have a little of everything for us today, don’t you? It so perfectly illustrates where we are now, a bit of summer straggle left over but fall marching in with great authority. Beautifully done, Barb!
Kelly kardos says
(Nodding head) and agreeing with Barbara H!! Xo
Beautiful! (Both photos and words of wisdom). Take care.
Michelle B says
So Beautiful! I love the color and composition. The images with the pumpkin and planter having the same curve and the half bowl of crab apples are my favorites. I couldn’t make the connect, I hope to watch the recording. Thank you for your wise words, yes I do need to cut myself some slack. Have a great week!
Sarah C says
I just have to say, “I. want. that.bench.” ;)
Your images are beautiful! I agree with Barb too – love the IG versions but I also love seeing them larger too! Lovely post – it’s good to let go of somethings in order to make time for your passions.
pam (pamela greer 365) says
You have such a talent for putting things together so perfectly! Mine always look so staged and awful! I hope to get caught up on Be Still one of these days!
Barb, When I see your lovely garden pictures, I just want to move in with you – or at least next to you! You have a fabulous sense of design! I also really appreciate it when you share little snippets of your Be Still class. Unfortunately, I am not in that class, and it’s so kind of you to let me share in a little of that joyous class. Yes, I know the feeling of being overwhelmed, and like you, I am working my way out of some of my commitments. The hardest thing for me – I have a few friendships that are really not refreshing and renewing – and it’s difficult for me as I don’t want to let these people down – and yet they don’t really feel like friendships – more like obligations. Yes, I’d like to hide my head in pretty pictures every chance I get!
Gail Dixon says
It’s so deliciously fall in here. :) Wish it would head this way.
I like your idea about cutting ourselves some slack. I’ve been doing that with blogging lately, but feeling terribly guilty about not making daily visits. Maybe there’s something else that I can cut back on…hmmm.
Your vignettes are so lovely Barb, I love every one of your wonderful photos, they make me feel as if I’m there with you !
barb i feel like i’m right there in your backyard with you! beautifully shot! also, i wasn’t able to do the connect, but i totally get the commitment thing! it’s so hard for me to let things go. thanks for sharing because it helps to know i’m not the only one who struggles with it.
Your pictures are so beautiful , love your editings and think I want such a potting banch right away !
That mum is beeeeaaauuutiful! I really love that last shot.