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Into the Woods

  • I thought those colours only existed in the North! Glad to see they’re out there in other parts of the continent.

  • My comment didn’t show up, so I thought it was too long and tried again. Now I am smacking myself in the face because I double posted!!

  • Erin

    WOW. That is *beautiful*. I wish I could blow it up and hang it on my wall.

  • That is SO hot! 😛

  • It looks like the woods are aflame!

  • cpr

    What is this leaves changing color of which you speak? What trickery have you done to those trees with PhotoShop?

    -cpr from California

  • Gorgeous picture. I’m jealous. Not only do you have a beautiful daughter and husband, you have beautiful trees too!

  • pretty!!! fall isn’t here yet in south carolina… cause all we have are palmetto trees, palms and pine trees in this neck of the woods.

    i get so tickled at how many visitors are like obsessed being the first poster. (i’m the first, i’m the first person to comment. omigah!) just think if you ran into those people in person. EEEK!

  • I love how it’s so bright, yet the leaves are so dense you see only a couple of specks of blue sky through them. I think that’s what makes the light look so unusual.

  • Melissa

    That girl is the most precious child on this earth…i love her!! She has such an adoring, defiant look about her!!!

    Maybe she won’t put her feet down for fear they won’t then come back up and reach her mouth!

  • hi! this is the first time i’ve commented here, but i’ve been reading for awhile. I just wanted to tell you that you have the most adorable child ever. and everytime i read one of your monthly newsletters, i have to go back and reread all of the previous newsletters and i think to myself “wow, what an adorable baby” and “i’m so thankful that this person would share such a beautiful child with the wide recesses of the internet” so basically, i just wanted to say thanks.

  • Why not just add a comments section under your posts so we don’t all have to post under the photo of the day page – usually with comments having NOTHING to do with the photo (which is great by the way). I cannot tell you how touched Leta is going to be when she grows up and is old enought to appreicate the way in which you documented her growing, with humor and love.

  • Rabooka

    I always love new pics of Leta. I especially love the after bath look.

  • Again with the monthly newletter thing. As usual, I’m a blubbering mess.

    But I won’t insist on going to the bathroom with you. That’d be kinda weird.

  • oh miss heather. i love the monthly letters to leta so much!

  • Lovely photos of Leta as usual… she’s adorable and I love her wet hair look!

  • Cristina

    Thank you for all the delish pics of Leta. She is surely the cutest baby in the world. Of course, as soon as my brother and SIL have one, I reserve the right to change that statement.
    Oh, how she makes me want my own baby!!
    Frightening, isnt it!

  • smack me too.
    down with double posters.

  • I’m bawling over the bathroom love!

  • shy me

    that photo just screams TWIN PEAKS to me.

    so far today, nothing else inanimate has screamed at me.

  • Erin

    I’m just weeping at the letter today…best ever. GREAT photos, too. Sigh.

  • Yay! I’m first!!!!

    Beautiful picture!!! Wow!

  • Jeff

    WOW. Did you use a filter on your lens or is that just pure nature?

  • I was never head-over-heels in love with living in Utah. But whenever anyone would ask how I liked it there, I would always decline to detail all of the many ways I hated it and say something like, “I tell ya, Utah is so pretty this time of year.” It is always, so pretty! That was it’s one redeeming quality.
    I almost missed living there, just briefly, just for a second and then I remembered the herds of church-going-mormonators on their high horses and those horrid liquor laws and the all around lack of good times…
    Actually there is way too much to mention here. But that picture made me miss it for a second.

  • Kimberley

    you know, after your posts of having “Labour Poo” and how hard motherhood is, I had about given up on my thought os ever being a mom.
    You just brought me back.

  • Eleni

    My first comment on here, and I can officially say I’m in love with Leta! I’ve been reading dooce at work whenever I have some ‘free time’ (you’re definitely one of the main topics of conversation in the morning, there must be 20 of us loving this site) and I can’t get over how beautiful she is! Thank you for sharing your life with us! AND THE PICTURES!!! I can’t get over how gorgeous they all are. Can’t wait until the leaves start changing here

  • amy

    Man oh man does that girlie look like her dad! Love the lil overall and cute T shot…

  • Awwwe, I had to repost after reading the entry. Peeing and being in love. That is so sweet 🙂

  • DG


    I laffed.
    I cried.
    So much l♥ve.

  • I always lover your monthly newsletters to Leta. I’m sure she’ll treasure them when she’s old enough as well, and even more when she’s ready for kids of her own. This kind of familial history is a rare thing, really! I’m lucky that I have an aunt on my mother’s side that is deeply into digging up the family history. (Else, I might never have known of an uncle who died tragically young. These sorts of things just Aren’t Discussed in a good Minnesotan family.)

  • That is really peaceful picrure. Thank you for giving us some peace, Dooce!

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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