Imitating Mother Nature

Mother Nature's Christmas decorations

Mother Nature’s Christmas decorations

Yesterday afternoon, as the sun hit the Christmas decorations adorning the yard and home of the neighbor across the street, the sparkle and shimmer reminded me of the morning frost at sunrise.  I delighted in the idea that Christmas decorations are a way of imitating Mother Nature’s glitz and glam.  You might think I was the first person to think of this idea.  You’d be wrong, of course, but you might think it based on how delighted I was with the thought. Read the rest of this entry »

The lights

Frosty holly

I’m going to skip Thursday’s Travels today because Mother Nature decided to decorate the meadows.  The morning was steeped in the awesomeness of frost and sunlight.

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Everybody’s walking

Walking to the Petroleum Centre train station

The turnout for the group walk was great.  Thank you all so much for participating.  It’s been fun (and quite interesting!) being able to accompany you on your walks.  Please visit the links as you work your way through this post.  Just think of all the mileage you’ll get in without having to move.  lol!

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A walk along the Allegheny River


Thank you to everyone who joined in the group walk.  I haven’t had a chance to join you all on your walks yet, having just arrived home a little while ago.  I think everyone who needed a little extra time has managed to get their walks in so it probably won’t be necessary to extend the deadline.  However, if you want to join in and haven’t had a chance to walk or do your blog post about it yet, let me know.  I plan to do the wrap-up either tomorrow or Wednesday and will wait a bit if you need extra time.

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It happened overnight

Changing of the guard

There is a beautiful spirit breathing now
Its mellowed richness on the clustered trees,
And, from a beaker full of richest dyes,
Pouring new glory on the autumn woods,
And dipping in warm light the pillared clouds.

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Mother Nature’s drama

Great Blue Heron fishing in the rain

The outer bands of Isaac brought us a good amount of rainfall yesterday.  I’m not sure exactly how much.  It poured and poured.  One of these days I’m going to buy a rain gauge so I can measure it for myself.

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I’ve always wanted to take a really long walk

For at least a decade, maybe much longer, I’ve been fascinated with marathons.  Even in high school, long distance running appealed to me.  I never tried out for track and field sports.  I was busy with gymnastics for much of my childhood, and by adolescence I was burnt out on sports in general.  And busy with things that might not have served me as well as sports might have, but they got me where I am today so no regrets worth spending time on.

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