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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?

Sunday, November 3, 2013

last glances of a great falls fall ~


the last bit of fall... i had a wonderful time taking it in, and so i share with you some of my highlights from the past couple weeks.

i will always love the gorgeous knock-your-socks off colors of the grasses that filter the light each morning ~ this particular view is one i enjoy immensely, because it can be seen directly in front of my office window.

{but i went outside to take the photos}
pretty-shaped leaves from a berry type of bush in our backyard ~
i took a walk around the neighborhood ~ to see what i could see...

a very interesting texture of a tree trunk struck my eye... 

and a beautiful weeping willow so gracefully draping it's leaves softly in the fall afternoon sun...
this neighbor's yard... captivating and covered in shades of gold, green and copper.
and then back to the banks of the missouri, in front of the federal courthouse, which was built in 2009.  august of this year marks my 28th year working in the federal court system.  kinda amazing to me, and i'm grateful; not just to have made it that long!!  {true} it's a stressful job, but... to have survived! to have learned and endured, and persevere and count it all as joy. 

the view below is also from my office window; looking across the missouri river, to another historic landmark of great falls, montana ~ the tower of the import depot building. 

many mornings as i walk into the building, i am graced with a show of the sun rising in the east in one way or another across this river; sometimes with clouds as sentinels, or bright sunshine, and sometimes dramatic shadows of mystery. 

i know this.  it's by the hand of God and it's all amazing art!
also in front of my office window is a path that connects to what is known as the "rivers edge trail" of great falls.  it's at least ten miles of a gorgeous walking trail along the river, that can lead to the five falls on the missouri, which lewis and clark discovered and recorded in their journey west so many years ago.
and these delicate grasses; another variety.  just one last shot of the peaceful shadows of these lovely grasses...
and the last is a photo that is still one of my all-time faves.  i was blessed to capture a magical moment last fall.

a sweet moment, for sure.
 i hope and pray your 
season of november
is filled 
 with thanks~living.

soli deo gloria!
xo
leslie

5 comments:

Southern Gal said...

There is nothing like the colors of the fall leaves. You captured them beautifully.

Karen said...

Awesome stuff Leslie.... Giving Thanks that you shared... Have a blessed day.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Oh what a great neighborhood walk. The grasses are so beautiful in the fall, their golden lights really shine. xox

Donna said...

Hi Leslie! I switched over to Newsblur for my blog reading, and I'm able to successfully follow your blog now. Woo-hoo! Thanks for sharing your fall photos. They are beyond delightful!

Take care,
D~~~~

Barb said...

Oh, Leslie - what a fantastic retrospect of the world around you - love it! You have such a talent with that camera, truly a reflection of God's handiwork. Thanks for sharing with us, and congrats on 29 years on the job and still finding joy in it!

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