Fall is creeping up on us, slowly changing the leaves on the trees from green to gold and bouncing the weather back and forth from 90 degrees to 60 in a matter of 24 hours.
Last night we had a nice, loud thunderstorm that dumped a good soak on us. It tamed the dust and softened the crispiness of this season.
But before it rained I went out wandering in the hills to take some photos. The wind was so still, the temperature was perfect and I liked the way the overcast sky looked like a blue blanket above us.
I’ve been moving a little slower lately and the bending over to capture the small details of the landscape leaves me huffing.
Give me a month and this slow walk will have turned into a full on waddle, but I just can’t stand to stay inside, especially on these beautiful days.
In the moments I have to myself in these last months of pregnancy, I can’t comprehend how our lives are going to change and I can’t help but visualize taking this same walk next year with a baby in tow, or waiting back at the house with Husband while I take a moment…
Because it’s always been the moving, the walking, the riding, the driving, that’s kept me motivated and inspired.
Soon I know our lives are going to slow down and speed up all at the same time and adventure will take on a whole new meaning.
For now I’ve charged myself with trying to enjoy what’s left of carrying this kid along inside of me… the kicks, the heartburn, the plans for the nursery and this body of mine that finally got a chance to show me what it can do.
It can climb up the buttes and grow a human at the same time. That’s pretty miraculous.
It’s nature at its finest and that’s just the sort of thing I marvel at outside the doors of this house every day.