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24 October 2016

Memo Monday – Loving That Autumn Feeling

I am not sure if it happened while I was away, or just happened this last week, but driving down a little country road on Friday, I realized that autumn had arrived.  I know everyone has been acting and blogging as though it is most definitely, definitively autumn as soon as the first trees started turning color.  But until I spotted the leaf-dappled rain-wetted road, it did not feel like fall to me.

Maybe, hubby felt it too, as we got the whole gang together to immerse ourselves in that autumn feeling over the weekend.  The five (nope, make that six) of us went hiking at a new spot – Garden of the Gods in southern Illinois.  Here are a few snaps I took on my phone.  Hubby captured a few really scrap worthy ones on his camera too.


There were two trails, first a short one with lots of observation points atop the rocks with fabulous panoramic views and then a second more wooded one.  According to college girl’s phone app, we walked about a total of 3 miles.


Dukie did great considering that with his little legs it had to feel like 30 miles.  There was an obstacle or two he needed help navigating – like logs across the trail or step rocky parts of the trail.  Sometimes he and I stayed off the highest precipices, and tried to amuse ourselves taking selfies. (He was less amused than me!)


That’s all for today, I have tons of layouts from the crop still needing to be photographed.  The dreary cloudy days of the past week were conducive to typing up blog posts, but I lacked timely sunshine for taking photos. I hope to catch up on that this week.

Speaking of catching up, I have cleared my blog reader the proper way, by reading not deleting – so much so that Google thought I was a robot because I had commented so much in a single day.  I am thinking that is a badge of blogging honor!

Now, hop along to Sian@FromHighInTheSky and friends to catch up with what is new with them.


  1. Stunning photos of your walk Susanne. Lots of pretty photos to scrap xx

  2. Looks like a wonderful day! LOVING all the photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Oh that looks so beautiful - yes, proof indeed that Autumn is here!

  4. Stunning photos and OMG your dog is adorable!!!!!

  5. Lovely photos & wow to your 3 miles hiked. Your puppy is adorable - Mr Man always calls them happy dogs because when he sees a Dachshund he cannot help but smile.

  6. Looks like you had a lovely walk/hike and the autumn colours are beautiful. The trees are on the turn here in the UK - a bit later this year as our summer extended well into September which made a nice change. Have a great week!!

  7. Fabulous photos!! Looks like such a fun time!! I love the fall!!

  8. (I love your badge of blogging honor!) And your photos are absolutely amazing. I love the way they show off autumn. I know what you mean - with the warm weather last week and the leaves not changing as quickly this year, autumn seemed to be a little delayed. I am so happy that you all enjoyed it so much. It's my favorite time of the year.

  9. Beautiful fall pictures! Looks like a great time with your family..sure you made some precious memories!

  10. Glad you and the family go out to enjoy the fall weather! Your pictures look glorious!

  11. 'Love the awesome photos....thank you for sharing this awesome adventure!!

  12. What beautiful scenery! Lots of scrap-worthy photos there for sure, and I loved the "Simba" recreation. Looks like Duke had a very interesting day!

  13. Autumn seems to have arrived here all in a rush this week..or maybe it's just that I've been preoccupied? Sorry it has taken me so long to get gathered and get round to see what you have been up to this week!