Wednesday, November 27, 2013


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I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.”
― John O'Donohue

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


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“There is another alphabet, whispering from every leaf, singing from every river, shimmering from every sky.” 
― Dejan Stojanovic

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Love Thursday

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"You see, the big thing for me is to love reality and not live in the imagination, not live in what could have been or what should have been or what can be, and somewhere, to love reality and then discover that God is present".
-Jean Vanier

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Autumn's End

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A wind has blown the rain
away and blown the sky
away and all the leaves
away, and the trees stand.
I think I, too, have known
autumn too long.
e.e. cummings

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


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Said the river: imagine everything you can imagine, then keep on going.” 
 Mary Oliver

Monday, November 18, 2013

We All Fall Down

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These elm leaves were very intriguing.  I went back to photograph them a couple more times because there was such beauty in this decay.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Love Thursday

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“Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they're falling like
they're falling in love with the ground.” 
― Andrea Gibson

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

What to Do with a Pile of Yellow Leaves

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John took my pic in the pile.

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Leo was quite excited about the backyard activity too.

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Monday, November 11, 2013


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Our maple in the back started shedding its bright yellow leaves, so we worked the first raking this past Saturday.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013


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"The waves are hoarse with repetition of their mystery." (Charles Dickens)

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Tuesday, November 05, 2013


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I brought red velvet cookies to church Sunday and then we picked up the girls to go to the Olive Garden for my birthday.

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Before we dropped them off, we had time for a few pix.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Red Velvet Birthday

When I was young, my grandma always made a red velvet cake for my birthday!  I looked forward to it each year because that was the only time I got it.  She used buttermilk and 3 bottles of red food coloring so it was only something you made for special occasions and since I was her namesake...
Though I don't get that cake anymore for my birthday, each year our Japanese Maple out front turns red velvet in time for November 3 and this is a celebration.

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