Fall weekends… page 106

Day 199 – 09/27/2020

Rainy misty Sunday… no breeze… all the red orange yellow green leaves silently blessing the falling water. And now here comes the wind, swaying the color bands out there in the great forest of East Lawrence, rain pounding down in earnest. Perfect. And me here with a belly full of breakfast and great coffee, water running in the spa tub. Most of the time real happiness is closer than breathing.

Today is my mom’s birthday and she’d be 93 years old now. She was three weeks short of 20 when I was born and I sort of helped raise her I think, before all my competition started showing up. She died suddenly in 1995 when she was 67, so we’ve been missing her for a long time. My iMac either dumped or hid several folders full of family pics and I realize as I’m searching this morning that all the photos of Mother are gone except this one, her high school senior pic. Maybe that’s okay for now… I can’t picture her at 93, so celebrating her at 18 is sweet.

I remember Mama…

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Sunday scenic …

Sometimes I like finding nightmarish photos that creep me out, because it just feels so gosh darn good to know I’ll never have to set foot in those places.  I mean, work with me, universe.  Rehab has been mentioned, but I happen to know it doesn’t do any good unless the rehab-ee is on board with the whole thing, and it’s a perfectly harmless little habit.  I’m not giving it up, because when that Zen rush hits, it’s just too good.  Perspective is everything.

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Still thinking about the year ahead …

Journeys

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In an odd sort of mood …

IN THE LAND OF ODD

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This — my 300th post on WordPress!

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Winter Solstice

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Ready for snowy days, fireplaces, and nesting.  

 

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So many destinations …

If you were offered the chance to spend a week here,

would you go?

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A Truckload of Christmas Spirit

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Let’s go walkabout …

So many questions.  Where are we?  Is this real?  Does it matter?  Can we stay?

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From Buffalo to Kokomo …

Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take you to
Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
Key Largo Montego,
baby why don’t we go
Ooh I wanna take you down to Kokomo,
we’ll get there fast
and then we’ll take it slow
That’s where we wanna go,
way down in Kokomo.

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A Sunday walk …

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Enjoy another Scenic Sunday!

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A beautiful fall Sunday to everyone!

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The weather’s here, wish you were wonderful!

It’s Scenic Sunday, boys and girls.

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A feast for the eyes and heart …

Be at peace and enjoy another Scenic Sunday …

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