Tag: autumn

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The first of November roared into Charlotte bringing lots of rain and high winds. Pretty much all day, there was a very stiff breeze, around 20 – 25 MPH, perhaps. During the late afternoon, around 3 I would suppose, the clouds parted for a bit and let the sunshine grace us for a couple of hours on the last day of Daylight Saving’s Time. I was out doing a little shopping, not at, but near Target and I happened upon…

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I’ve been checking back, now and again, to see how the fall colors are progressing. Alas, they are pretty muted this year; however, there is one tree that I can always count on, every year. It’s not let me down in 3 falls in a row. It’s in McDowell Nature Preserve and it stands at the edge of the water, very close to the tree in the other post with all of the fishing lines. It too is a great…

Tony’s home for the holidays. This year, he’s in California. Next year, who knows … not even him. He’s been staying with his mom because he has full use of her vehicle, and her’s is newer than mine. I’ve seen him 3 days in a row, now. He appears randomly. I never know when he will show up. I’d been putting off raking leaves, hoping that some good samaritan would happen buy and do it for me. Guess what –…

When everything else physical and mental seems to diminish, the appreciation of beauty is on the increase. ~Bernard Berenson There hasn’t been much fall color to speak of this year, but during my walk the other day, I did run into a little bit. It was nice to see.

Crisp fall air. A little bit of sunshine. A little bit of rain. A rainbow. Some fall color. Squirrels chasing each other through the trees, collecting acorns, defending territories, knocking rain from the leaves onto my head, my camera. All in all, a great way to start the say.

A few into my neighbor’s backyard Now that the weather is cooler in the mornings, it’s time to return to the outside. Gone are the steamy mornings of summer, or at least I hope so. I see that the local stores are having Labor Day sales. Labor Day being the last of the summer holidays – the ‘de facto’ end to summer and summer vacations. The downhill ride the the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. This summer I had some work…

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