Katie Jane suggested that since tough times are around, we should look for the silver lining. I agree and you know what? it isn't hard to find. So here are some silver linings from yesterday.
DH and I went for a bike ride and since I was still cranky and sad I put alot of energy into the ride. We rode 18 miles and I was faster than him almost the whole time. And I felt 10 times better when I was done. I took some awesome pictures of leaves and sunset....and ninja-bike rider DH. It was cold out there - and he is wimpy about cold so was bundled up.
I took a decent picture of myself by holding the camera UP above my head so that I shot downwards. Duh...why was I always trying to take self portraits from below or eye level - those are so unflattering. I wasn't smiling here but for no particular reason. I think I was just being analytical. So imagine a big outdoors bike riding smile OK?
I decided to look for perfect leaves - and took photos of these two. I think you can go crazy looking for perfect leaves - they are so brilliant and colorful. I would love a dress made of leaves. (but then I'd look like a tree, not usually a good look for a woman)
Aren't these red and yellows striking?
We stopped at our favorite overlook and I got this shot. This is one of the things that makes me stay in New England. I adore this time of year. Someone had a wood fire going which makes it all even better and much more silver-lining like.
A shot of a random view. But awesome right?
And then there was the sunset.....and to be honest - I didn't do anything to these photos. No enhancement - nothing. This was really the sunset....
Shot 1 - looking at where the sun was actually setting.
Shot 2 - Next to where it was setting - but still how gorgeous.
This reminds me of "Gone with the Wind". Isn't there a shot of a tree and a sunset?
Then - at night - instead of doing my laundry - I got a penchant for looking at vintage boudoir gowns on line. I had a great time, and can't you just see me coming home from bike riding and hanging around the house in one of these babies??
I actually love vintage clothing and would love nothing more than occasionally being in a situation (think warm hotel apartment) where I could lounge around in something like this - drinking mimosa's. But alas - while I love these items, I am still more of a flannel and sweats girl. But I love dreaming....
Hope you've enjoyed this post...I have.
Now Miss Mim - BACK TO FOLDING LAUNDRY!!!