In transitPosted: October 26, 2011
I do a lot of shooting out the windows during our car trips. It helps me occupy the time when I am tired of, or don’t feel like, reading. M does the driving as it’s not something I like to do. I will drive if I must. I just don’t like it. Most of the drive-by shootings I take end up deleted. But every now and then I get what I consider an interesting shot.
It was quite blustery on our drive out to New Jersey and Pennsylvania. There was an area of low pressure moving through at the time. A family member referred to it as “that inland hurricane.” I don’t know if you can see it well in this photo, but there were leaves flying everywhere. (You can click on the photos to see the slightly larger versions.) It is not a phenomenon that is easily captured so I spent more time watching the leaves as they danced and twirled than I did trying to take photos of them.
Some of the autumn hues, particularly the yellows, were almost glowing when we made the journey east. The reds were more prominent on the ride back.
With over 600 photos taken on this trip, it’s going to take me a while to sort through them all. Today’s weather is helping me with the sorting project. It is gray, rainy, and chilly. In other words, a good day to sit inside and wade through all the photos. We had a brief moment of sunshine early this morning. The colors on the trees were bright against the background of the dark gray sky. It was quite a beautiful sight. I’ll show it to you later in this post.
31/365: It is day 31 of my yoga and food commitments. It is still going well and on plan. I am much more flexible than when I started, and continue to learn how far I can or should push myself. The daily yoga practice makes me feel taller. Of course I am not taller, but I have the illusion of tallness for a little while after I finish.
I just finished reading (and enjoying) The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible and it brought to mind the possibility of engaging in yoga in a way that involves more than just the practice on the mat. I am thinking of getting a few books on yoga regarding both the practice and the philosophy. If you happen to have any recommendations, please leave them in the comments section. There are so many books to choose from that I would welcome any and all suggestions. I won’t be immersing myself quite the way A. J. Jacobs did in his book, but would like to take the time to learn more during my year-long challenge.
That’s about it from the Bogs for today. It is so good to be home even with a long to-do list looming over the next few days (weeks). This last trip reminded me that I need to really buckle down on my de-cluttering project. I don’t want my children or grandchildren to have to sort through so much stuff when I die.
Thanks for dropping by and joining me as I get settled back in to life and my daily routine here in the Bogs. 🙂