Fall is for – eating a slice of pumpkin pie

I’ve enjoyed pumpkin pie at countless Thanksgiving meals, but I’ve never made one myself. It’s my husband’s favorite pie, and his mother usually makes it for him.

But this Fall, spurred on by the list of things to do in this season from Of Note Stationers, I decided to give pumpkin-pie-making a try. I followed the simple recipe on the can of pumpkin. I made one change to the recipe as I opted to pre-bake the shell. The whole house smelled delicious – cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. The pie cooked up beautifully with a crisp crust and smooth filling.

I’m off to make homemade whipped cream for topping. It really feels like Fall today.

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As we settle into autumn, I feel exceptionally grateful.

I’ll be attending my first-ever photography retreat at the end of this week! I’m looking forward to joining instructor Jennifer Carr and four other fine photographers for The Saltwater Retreat in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. I’ll fill you in on all the details once I'm back home.

I plan to continue my photography practice, and I will share here from time to time. I haven’t lost my motivation or my inspiration, but I am respecting the signals my body is giving me to slow down.

I want photography to be a part of my whole life, and in order to achieve that goal, I need to respect my need for rest. I’ve learned something really important.

My own instincts and ideas are good enough.