Written By:  Rachel Gnagy @ Inscribed Photography

With such warm weather throughout most of the state, it’s hard to believe that fall is almost over and winter will soon be upon us. My husband and I took a trip out to Illinois for his work this past weekend and we found that the further east we went, the more leaves were on the trees. In fact, we found a park in Illinois that still had flowers blooming! It was fun to get to enjoy the fall colors all over again.

I have a reputation for taking lots of pictures of leaves. LOTS. But I can’t help it. Their texture and pattern is fascinating to me. And when leaves are a pretty color, well… I’m going to be taking pictures.

I was very excited to find a holly bush in the park as well. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one planted in a park, but it was beautiful! I know that Christmas is still a ways off, but just seeing a holly bush makes me excited for the holidays.

We had a very long drive and got home just in time for Sam to go to photography class and me to go to worship practice, but we were able to see a gorgeous Nebraska sunset that evening. The Lord gives us such beauty to enjoy here on earth. That is certainly one thing I am thankful for.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving, everyone! (First published 11/21/2012)

Rachel Gnagy

Rachel Gnagy is a wife, mother, photographer, and coffee lover. She began Inscribed Design & Photography with the goal of inspiring others to experience God’s character and glory through her work. Rachel specializes in senior portraits, engagements and weddings, and fine art photography. She and her husband, Samuel, have three precious children, two boys and a girl. Rachel began writing with Her View From Home in 2012 and loves the opportunity to communicate with other women. She shares her own images, photography tips, and favorite recipes. http://www.inscribedphotography.com/ https://www.facebook.com/InscribedPhotography