Author: Paul

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Last year it seemed that I was always in another country or heading towards one. This year, it was about doing a bit of redecorating around the house and having some repairs done, but I still managed to hop on a plane or two. I’ve been to NYC twice, both for work – April and August. I went to San Francisco to visit my son, Pedro, at the end of July. That’s it so far. Not bad. However, the remaining…

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Well, there are not geese nor ganders in this picture, but it is always worth it, for me, to have a gander at this retention pond. On this particular morning, I startled a few ducks that were swimming about. They didn’t fly far, just to the other side of the pond, but I appreciated their flight. 🙂

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The other day at the halfway point of my walk while I was wandering about and taking a few pictures, I heard a quite audible – “thunk”!. Next, a sort of “plop” as a sparrow fell to the sidewalk next to the windows of Marble Slab Creamery. The poor birdie was quite a bit dazed and confused. He kept shaking his head, trying to get his bearings, and get himself back in business. As I approached, I saw that there…

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During this morning’s walk, I saw these students waiting on the bus, taking advantage of the shade. Today, it’s about 86 degrees here in Charlotte. Not exactly the fall-like weather that I had hoped for. However, the rest of the week looks promising with highs in the 60s and lows in the low 50s. Fingers crossed! 🙂

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First the weather, now the leaves. I was on the way back from home from Asheville and noticed that the leaves, especially in the higher elevations, like Asheville, have begun to turn. There are even a few here in Charlotte that have gotten the message, too. I imagine that by the end of next week, it will all pretty much be done. I noticed, too, that there were a number of Florida license plates to be seen. Damned leaf peepers…

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The other day I had a chuckle when I saw this sign. Why? Because Pedro and I are silly when we get together, quoting movie lines, saying silly things and this was one of our favorites. Of course, we knew the function of the sign, using the word “slow” as an imperative. Without punctuation, we decided to use it as an adjective. Therefore: Slow children at play. 🙂 We imagined watching them as they moved in slow motion … “Thrrrrrrrrrooooooowwwwwww…

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