This fall.

Most people who know me know that fall is one of my favorite seasons. I love the rhythm of days, the falling temperatures after summer's scorching temperatures, the angle of the warm, golden sun in the sky, and leisurely cooking my Sunday afternoons away (chicken and cheddar corn chowder anyone?).

But this fall has been a little different - some would even say a little busy (please send help - in the form of wine and coffee). Admittedly, though, I love this busy pace. I have never been good with sitting still for long. So I have to say, I wish most of my days were this busy. But there is a never-ending ebb and flow to daily life that makes the ritual of being self-employed always thoroughly eventful.

I have spent the past 6 weeks shooting everything from conferences to commercial work, families to fashion, and everything in between. There has been little time for leisurely activity, but when I squeezed it in, it was glorious. And more appreciated than ever.

Despite all the work, I have managed to capture a few moments of in-betweens (mostly taken with my trusty iPhone). Here is a look at what has been happening in those precious and fleeting moments of free time.

 You can't have fall in Charleston without an evening on the beach.

You can't have fall in Charleston without an evening on the beach.

 And the colors against the tidal trails are always spectacular.

And the colors against the tidal trails are always spectacular.

 Marsh mornings. That golden marsh grass gets me right in the feels.

Marsh mornings. That golden marsh grass gets me right in the feels.

 Of course, so does this.

Of course, so does this.

 Apple picking is one of our new traditions. And this was right before we got soaked to the bone with rain.

Apple picking is one of our new traditions. And this was right before we got soaked to the bone with rain.

 I lose myself in these woods time and time again. The smells and the colors and the light. Just spectacular.

I lose myself in these woods time and time again. The smells and the colors and the light. Just spectacular.

What you don't see: Road trips. Work. Frostys. Lots of downtown walks. Family time. Friends. Wine. Meditation mornings. Evening walks in our little neck of the woods. Scouting. More work.

 At least someone has time for rest. She seems to be settling in nicely.

At least someone has time for rest. She seems to be settling in nicely.