I had the pleasure of helping a friend lead a retreat over the week-end. It was at a beautiful camp in Oregon, Illinois -- in a setting that was too gorgeous to do justice with photographs. (But, as you can see, I gave it a try anyway!) Thirty women got together for time with God, pampering, labyrinth walking, laughing and marveling at the beauty of God's creation during this colorful season. Here's a few photographic highlights: This little praying mantis flew right past us and landed on this slender stalk. He even seemed to pose for me!
There were flocks of Cedar Waxwings gorging themselves on these yummy red berries.
I think this is an eagle. And look at the gorgeous color in the trees!