Seasons (30 Days of Gratitude: Day 24)

When the days grow shorter, and sunshine seems in scarce supply, it is easy to complain about the change of seasons.

But the change of seasons also brings new perspectives, an appreciation of shifting landscapes — different, yet the same. The open water of summer, bordered by lush green foliage, transitions to the stark grays and whites of the frozen lake surrounded by shadows of spring in waiting. Each season has a beauty of its own.

~ Kat

Serene Sunsets (30 Days of Gratitude: Day 17)

Minnesota’s 10,000+ lakes create a special space … one where peace and serenity reign as the loon’s haunting call floats across the water. When the sun dips below the horizon, the sky may take on a golden hue, or brilliant pinks and oranges and reds … or sometimes it just quietly shifts to soothing blues and purples, fading seamlessly into the dark of night.

Serene Sunset on one of Minnesota's 10,000 Lakes

~ Kat

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror

Aurora looked into the mirror and liked what she saw, dancing and shimmering along the horizon, with shades of purple and green, as the stars twinkled in appreciation of the sight. Friday night at the cabin on a little lake in the Minnesota northwoods was special, indeed.

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Ciao! ~ Kat

This post was in response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge. “Mirror” is this week’s theme. Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge; further details on how to participate and links to others’ responses are found here: Mirror.

Wordless Wednesday (a/k/a Grateful for a NaBloPoMo Breather)

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Ciao! ~ Kat

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

The inside of a perfectly toasted marshmallow is what makes a s’more treat so sweet.  Toasted over the hottest of coals, melting and browning the outside just to the verge of catching fire, as the marshmallow starts to droop and sag on the roasting stick.

S'mores and a Campfire

That ooey, gooey goodness – sublime sugar perfection, sandwiched between two graham crackers with a square of chocolate.  A satisfying crisp cracker giving way to that velvet texture and milk chocolate flavor, and then that satisfying ooze of the marshmallow forced out the sides as you complete your first bite . . . part of the perfect campfire memory.

S'mores and a Campfire

Ciao! ~ Kat

This post was in response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge.  ”Inside” was this week’s theme.  Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge; further details on how to participate and links to others’ responses are found here.