Finding beauty on a gray day

Today's view of the pond

I normally wouldn’t lead a post with such a dull, gray-day of a photo.  I wanted you to see what it looks like here in the Bogs today.  It’s a damp, becoming chilly, kind of day.  The sort of day when you might look outside and think, “I don’t want to go out there today.”

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Sunday blessings

Every now and then something comes out just right.  And no matter what you do with it, be it nothing at all or adding layers of personal vision, it is still just right.

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The Sugar House

Ducking under a low hanging branch

To get to the Sugar House, the Maple Museum, and the Pancake House, we will have to continue through the woods a little bit further.  There are easier ways to get there if you don’t want to hike through the woods, but what fun would that be?

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Hiking and biking

Walking one of the paths at the Holden Arboretum

We have been gifted with some amazing weather here in the Bogs.  It hardly feels like November.  Yesterday was simply gorgeous.  Sunny with a mostly clear sky.  Warm temperatures.  Perfect hiking and biking weather.

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If this post pops up as scheduled this afternoon, it means I’m off on an autumn adventure.  I’ll be back soon!

(Photo taken in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on 21 October 2011 during a bike ride.)

Only an open mind still has room for new knowledge.  What is outgrown and used up must be discarded to make room for what is yet to be learned.  And much of the best thinking is done alone — in deserts, on beaches, in bed, behind closed doors.  It is why we say we need to get away — to escape from clutter and busyness — to hear ourselves think.

~ Robert Fulghum

(Not) Driving home

In the woods at the back of the pond

M and I were supposed to be on our way home today.

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End of season

Summer officially ended some weeks ago, but there are aspects of summer that are just now beginning to fade.  I think we might still have a few more warm days in store.  Even so, we’re entering a whole new phase of autumn.

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