Monday, November 21, 2016

Fall Blessings

We’ve had a wonderful Fall and I was very happy to take a break from my blog AND from the computer in general.

Now I’m ready to come back to blogland! I’ve missed you all! I’m ready for some serious ‘catching up’! I’ve been blessed to make some true friends here and I’ve already been going down my blog list to see what you’ve been posting. Lots happening, as always and I’ll be visiting soon!

It was a great trip!

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Can you find me?

We’ve spent time in the South (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)

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(hubby and I walking on the beach, photo taken by my sweet daughter in law)

and the North (Asheville, North Carolina)

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(the view from the balcony of our home)

and now it’s nice to be back in the Sunshine State (Blue Run Park Hike #45).

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I didn’t forget to go shopping while I was away! teehee! How about a Giveaway starting next Monday?

I’m excited to get back in the swing of things! So where do we start? Any news to share in your comments?

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(Fletcher Park, NC)

It’s a good time to share mosaics! I may have taken just a ‘few’ photos while I was away! Eye rolling smileWinking smileOpen-mouthed smile

I’m joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J HERE

AND Mosaic Monday HERE.

42 comments:

Vee said...

Welcome home! (To Blogdom, of course!)

Great collages and, yes, I found you right away...top row, third from the right. 😉

Looks as if you had a fantastic time away. What a darling photo of you and your Beloved walking along the beach. Sweetness!

So glad that you are back. Soon your friends will find you. (Silly blogrolls!) Blogdom is definitely not the same without you!

Snap said...

Beautiful fall images. Mountains and the beach in NC ... can't beat that get-a-way. Lucky you! Welcome home and happy Monday!

Maggie said...

Your mosaics show me that you have seen and done some wonderful things on your travels, including taking beach walks in SC one of my most favourite things to do as well.
Good to have you back with us for Mosaic Monday this week.

Vee said...

You just popped up on my blogroll!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Diane, welcome back and I hope you had a wonderful time away! I love all of those gorgeous fall foliage photos! Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.
Hugs Julie

Linda Kay said...

Looks like a wonderful time away. I'm like you, been really busy and neglecting blogland, so glad to be back.

Susie said...

Diane, I have missed you !! So glad you had an enjoyable get away. Loved seeing the photos. Blessings for a great Thanksgiving. xoxo, Susie

Small City Scenes said...

Welcome Home! You have shown some wonderful scenery. I do like the one of you two walking on the beach. Great shot.
MB

Stephanie said...

Welcome back, sweet friend! You were definitely missed :)

LOVED the photo of you and your husband walking along the water. I agree with Vee...sweetness!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving. Hugs!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Welcome back lavender sis, a break helps renew the interest in blogging, doesn't it? Looks like you had a nice time doing some travelling.
xx

Debby Ray said...

Welcome back, Diane! Yes, I have been missing you then I realized that I had missed your post about taking a break...just last week! And now, you're back! Your photo mosaics are so beautiful and I love the one of you and your hubby walking on the beach....from w-a-y up there! Were the fires burning here in NC close to your home? My niece lives in Fletcher and her son is a firefighter who has been quite busy lately, sad to say :( The view from your place is absolutely stunning! So glad you enjoyed your break and looking forward to your sweet posts! Hugs!♥♥♥

NanaDiana said...

Hi Diane,
I am so glad to see a post from you. Thought maybe I had 'lost' your blog feed. It looks like you had a wonderful time seeing different places. I can't believe YOU took LOTS of pictures! lol Will look forward to seeing even more of those. And, yes, I DID spot you in that first mosaic.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. xo Diana

Breathtaking said...

Hello Diane!:) Welcome back!:) Love the mozaic of all the beautiful Autumn scenes, and of course the one of you and your hubby walking on the beach is rather special.:)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh wow, Diane--it looks like you had a fabulous time on your blog break! Your photos look so warm and sunny and full of fun!

Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving! xoxo

podso said...

Welcome back! You captured some beautiful color. Were you near the fires? It sounds like Florida has cool weather right now too!

Karen Ann said...

Welcome back - love the beach walk picture!

Arlene Grimm said...

So glad you are back but it looks like you had a great break at the beach and in the mountains.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Welcome back Diane, looks like you had a fabulous time away. Love the beach walking.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow....now this is eerie!!
I just now, being on the computer, thinking "What happened to Diane" and clicked on your blog to find out anything. Here you had taken a blog break and a trip!! Ironic that you posted on the day I checked to see if you were still blogging!!!

Poppy said...

Hi Diane,

Beautiful mosaics of your travels! I know what it feels like to have two homes. In my case, I always miss one when I'm in the other, so it's always a blessing to be able to enjoy both. Looking forward to your pics!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs,
Poppy

Primitive Stars said...

Welcome back, wonderful pictures and trip, looks so soothing.Blessings Francine.

happywonderer.com said...

Welcome back! Looks like a wonderful time away. Just a little shopping? :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Linda H said...

Welcome back Diane. I missed you! Glad you had a wonderful break/trip. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Christine said...

So glad you have had a great break and good to see you back blogging again!
The photos you've shared so far are gorgeous so I'm looking forward to more!

Kathy said...

Welcome back! Your pictures are just what I think of when I think of autumn. They are stunning. My favorite, though, is the one of you and your husband on the beach. My goodness! You just look so small with that huge ocean behind you. You really should think about framing that one.

bj said...

So glad you had a great time...love all the photos..and I did indeed, find you in one. :) Have a good Thanksgiving

Joy H said...

Love your pretty mosaics and that you got to have a rest! But glad you are back to blogging too! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Happyone said...

Welcome home. Beautiful pictures. Found your shadow. : )
My son just moved to Asheville about a month ago. He's a bit of a wanderer so who knows how long he will be there though. : )

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I love Asheville. In my next life, I'm going to be born there, and never leave.

Lorrie said...

Glad you're back! I found your shadow in the first mosaic. I do love the photo your DIL took of you and your husband on the beach. Just gorgeous!

September Violets said...

It's so nice to see you again Diane! You have had a marvelous time away, and so many gorgeous fall fotos ;)
The photo of you & hubby on the beach makes you look like miniature people. The waves look like they're close up and there you are ... all teeny tiny. So neat! Enjoy your week funny friend!
Wendy xox

Red Rose Alley said...

I'm glad you had a restful time away, Diane. Love that picture of you and husband on the beach. It looks so peaceful. I bet you were so happy to get back to your Florida home. Wishing you a very nice Thanksgiving, my friend.

love, ~Sheri

Linda said...

Welcome back!

BeachGypsy said...

WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME home my friend!! Gosh, I have missed you! So glad y'all are home safely. I love your pretty mosaics, I always have. Are those all pictures from the trip?---can't wait for you to share more! Love the pictures of the long country lane. Are y'all ready for Thanksgiving? Are you cooking this year? I'm doing the cooking here. I'm keeping it simple so we can spend the day on the beach, and not in the kitchen! I do turkey and stuffing f course, rolls, mashed taters / gravy..not too much more, maybe green beans. We already bought the store bought desserts and whipped cream. I like to cook but dont like baking much. How bout you? ARe you going to dress up your dollies in pretty Christmas dresses?? Looking forward to hearing all about your trip, and glad you're home!

eileeninmd said...

Welcome back Diane. You were missed. I am glad you enjoyed your break and the trip to the beach looks awesome. The beach walk photo is wonderful and I love the Autumn colors and your shadows. Hubby and I are snowbirds in Florida this winter, so far it is great. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and week ahead!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You were missed but I'm so glad you had a great vacation! Love the pic of you and hubby walking on the beach. You've visited my blog and saw that I got a new kitty and the Grands are growing! Life is good. Now for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Hugs to you sweet Sis!

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely to see you back ...
Great photo's in your mosaic, and that beach walk sure looks good.

All the best Jan

Cherdecor said...

I have missed seeing your bird pictures from Florida, but the pictures you posted are so wonderful. You arrived home just in time to get the turkey in the oven. It will be below freezing here in Ohio in the morning. We are waiting for our friends from Pennsylvania to walk in the door any moment. They will be spending Thanksgiving with us. We are so excited. Haven't seen them in four years. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving at your house.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

SO glad you're back. I've missed your smiling face and fun posts.

sandy said...

What a lovely get-away for you. Everyone needs to unplug now and then.

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

PReciosos lugares y bonitas fotografías, besos

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Glad you had such a good fall season. We stayed in Asheville one fall for a month loved the city and area, until it snowed on us on TG!

Thank you for all your happy posts and for your kind comments. My hands are healing (and I am a wimp for even complaining, especially to one like you who took a worse fall not all that long ago.)