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harvesting colours for wintah...

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The sun has pierced through the clouds once more and we have a a bright crisp Autumn day to enjoy!!

Since mid August we've gone from green green

to touches of color,...

enjoying swamp maple reds...

and sumac,...

the golden yellows of birch and others,...

...and this year the vibrant, fiery oranges,...

...continuing now in late october with red oak...

and peaches and cream hydrangea...

Here and there a purple beech...

or king maple grace a lawn alone...

while the hills, themselves are more purply now...

a sumptuous rainbow created by GOD for us all!

Feast your eyes around you in your special home places and gather in the colours of Autumn to store up for Wintah! Enjoy your walks and runs and rides in a vehicle, too!

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GHOSTFLAMES 10/31/2014 5:20AM


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JUDITH316 10/31/2014 3:11AM

    The beauty of God's Creation you have shared here, beautiful vibrant colors, love the Red Maples... emoticon for this emoticon Blog...

Blessings on your Friday and Weekend ahead... emoticon

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PRESBESS 10/30/2014 2:31PM

    Enjoying God's beauty is an awesome thing. Thanks for sharing.

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CHERRIET 10/30/2014 12:41PM

    Great pics! emoticon

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Vibrant Autumn

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Clouds like distant mountains stack up over our neighbors's apple orchard in the village center. There are still maples turning colour on this just-before-All Hallow's Eve Day!...

In the next town's valley, the voluminous clouds have swooped down on a lone pumpkin smiling back...

This year has been a particularly vibrant Autumn in so many ways...

Just a few evenings ago, trees were individually in the spotlight of a setting sun, as I drove down "off the mountain...

I've been enjoying many walks among the shushing fall leaves and brilliant trees. How have your Autumn walks been? emoticon emoticon Enjoy!

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REGILIEH 10/29/2014 9:22PM

    Beautiful! Thank you!

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THROOPER62 10/29/2014 5:02PM

    beautiful pictures

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MARGARITTM 10/29/2014 12:03PM

    What beautiful pictures!

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 10/29/2014 11:45AM

    Where I live the colors are not as vibrant but leaves are beginning to change and fall. I have had wonderful cool walks around my place. Sunny some days and cloudy others.

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JSTETSER 10/29/2014 11:40AM

    Beautiful foliage shot.
I love living in NH

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Capt. Samuel Jones

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In Washington's old cemetery there is a slate marker that reads...

Now the story behind this gravestone is that Capt. Jones was helping to move a building in 1804. One of his legs was crushed between the building and a fence in an accident and had to be taken. The story in town goes that since he was a sea captain, he wanted to have a physical part of himself buried on land...thus the marker. However, the Historical Society of Cheshire County (to which Washington originally belonged), has a different tale: "Apparently there was a belief at the time which indicated that if a severed limb was properly arranged and aligned" the body would have less pain. [Rest of story...he died and was buried in Rhode Island]

After my DH's amputation last Thursday, it was suggested that he make a little marker to place in the cemetery for his toe. [Rest of story: the toe did not come home from the hospital.]

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articles and exercise

Monday, October 27, 2014

This morning I had a blog idea about our "floor exercises". So I took a bunch of photos of two teddy bears in pilates,...



and stretching positions...

Then I read the articles that Spark People had chosen for me on my start page. They are so very helpful:

"How To Exercise Without Pain" by former Olympian Julie Ishording emphasizes "resting, rejuvenating, replenishing and relaxing" by concentrating on breathing, endurance, flexibility, balance and reducing pain.

"Get Fit Before You Feast" by Melinda Hershey focuses on how we can prepare to keep consistent over the big holidays from now to New Year's Day. Just a little planning ahead can mean staying with our healthy routines and reducing stress, as well as continuing to be motivated by joining in the celebrations in the right ways.

"Best Ways to Stay Motivated For Good" by members of the SP staff is another encouraging article.
Thanks, SP, for choosing four articles/videos for us each day to nudge us "stop searching for strength and willpower, but creating it" by planning small smart steps and then streaking into them day-by-day!

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BERGBA7 10/28/2014 6:59AM

    Thanks for posting! your bear is sooo cute and very flexible!

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looking up, bowing down

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Psalm 121...

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills.
From whence cometh my help?
My help comes from the LORD Who made heaven and earth.

The LORD will guard us in all our ways...

We look up and bow down in worship each day...

In Christ our week will be strong, not weak...

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    Beautiful pictures, an emoticon blog, emoticon emoticon

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    Lovely! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MILPAM3 10/26/2014 12:51PM

  Interesting viewpoint on a week without God. I'm passing that on and using it on myself, too.

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