Day 27


The other day I had the privilege of sleeping until 9 o’clock in the morning.  After staying up until 2 something in the morning writing a 31 Days post.  Ahem.  Always upon rising I walk to the great room window to look out on the world.  That day, I could not believe my eyes.  The light was exquisite!

Immediately, I grabbed my camera, stuffed my feet into my red Sloggers, and dashed out the front door. The last thing on my mind was being concerned that my neighbors would wonder about me wandering around the front yard of another, taking photos in my jim jams. {31 Extraordinary Days} Of Light & Leaves | Autumn Photos & Quote


The grass was sparkling with diamonds….tree branches were laden with the most beautifully faceted flaming jewels.  So beautiful….it was intoxicating.   Yes…Extraordinary!

Flinging myself into the beauty before me…glorying in the light and the leaves…allowing my heart to be filled to overflowing.  For me…that’s living life to the full.  That’s being Extraordinary.



What was your recent extraordinary experience?

Do you allow yourself this ridiculous freedom?

What makes your heart sing with joy?



Why be Ordinary when You can be Extraordinary!


Savoring the memory…


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  1. Beautiful pics.

    My entry.

    • Diane says

      Thank you. I’m just privileged to have been there at the perfect moment.
      Wish you An Extraordinary Day!

  2. Great orange colour, – perfect post for MOM!

  3. Beth says

    I’m not sure what has been a recent extraordinary experience, but I’m heading out for some time of vacation with my hubby in a cabin in the woods. So I hope to have some extraordinary moments and views while there. Thanks for the beautiful pics and inspiring post, Diane!

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much!! 😀
      Taking off in the fall to a woodsy getaway sounds pretty extraordinary to me.
      Hope your time is blessed!

  4. angela and chris says

    I love Autumn colours and your photograph depicts that feeling.

    • Diane says

      Thanks Angela & Chris!
      Too bad the season of color is so brief.

  5. I am so glad you went out in your jim jams to take these pics! Love the term jim jams too:) Gorgeous vibrant colour – and i love the Burroughs quote. Thank you for sharing it on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

    • Diane says

      Yes…me too! Sometimes a girl needs to live with a bit of abandon. Carpe Diem!!
      I’m loving MOM…..what a great gathering of people and their work!

  6. Fall is really beautiful!

    Visiting from Mandarin Orange Monday.
    Orange Tool
    Have a great week ahead!

    • Diane says

      Oh it is!! All the more reason to savor every moment!!!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Thanks for sharing another Extraordinary Moment with us!
    It is my pleasure to feature you once more on Friendship Friday at

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