Autumn Magic

Nature beckons us to stroll by the lake. On one
of the last warm days, we don walking shoes
and wander about in the glorious Autumn foliage.
The lake shimmers as the sun casts its rays.

Dogs at the dog park were playfully running
about and getting their exercise. The picnic
tables scattered near the water’s edge were
occupied with folks enjoying good conversation.

The magnetic pull of the water and sunlight wove
magic. We allowed the calmness to hold sway.
There is a certain comfort in such vistas. Life’s
cares and woes simply flow away. Captivated.

Neighborhoods come alive with pumpkins and
seasonal decorations. Halloween around the
corner. Leaves falling. Heavier jackets and
layers of clothing. Soon snow. Sweet life!

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25 Responses to Autumn Magic

  1. Beautiful words and pictures!

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    • Anne, your comment is much appreciated. Thank you. Sometimes the weather cooperates to yield perfect conditions for photos. Enjoy the weekend. oxox

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      • We are going to have an odd weekend. Rose may be here before John and David come back from the train club in TN. She is picking up her things, and will take the dog with her on Monday.

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      • Odd or normal comings and goings? Where does Rose live? You have been dog sitting? She will not be there for John’s and David’s return? Where is the train club in TN? My husband has a collection and loves trains. oxox

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      • Rose had lived with John $, but she went to visit her new grandson and found the mother high on drugs. She stayed to rescue the baby and has now rented a condo there. The cottage Rose and John had rented was leased to a friend of the owner, so John is back with us for the near future. Rose plans to take Sadie back to Columbia on Monday. She’ll have a chance to visit with David and husband John tonight and tomorrow. The train club is out from Chattanooga, near Dunlap. David promised to get a photo of John on his train, so maybe I’ll have one to share in a few days. We have O gauge scattered about the porch, and HO and N gauges packed away at the moment. oxox

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      • Anne, so sorry to hear about drugs but so happy that Rose has been there for the baby. It’s so important for children to have love and stability as they grow. Columbia? MO or NC? Prayers for all concerned. Look forward to train photos. Be well.

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      • Columbia TN is not far from Nashville. It took Rose about five hours to get here today. We are 20 miles from the TN/NC border. As you know, TN is a long state.

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      • Columbia, TN. I used to drive 3X/week from Cookeville to Vanderbilt in Nashville for grad work. Did that for 3 years. That’s in addition to full-time teaching at TTU in Cookeville. Glad I did that while I was younger. Be well. oxox

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      • How long did it take you to drive from Cookeville to Nashville? Three years is a long time to have such a schedule. oxox

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      • 90 minutes one way as I recall. Remember speed limits were posted at 75 mph back then. Don’t know what it is today. Yes, it was grueling to say the least. After I finished my last two degrees with the help of scholarships, I was finally done. I should add that because German universities were also basically free for me, I went back and took enough French classes to be certified to teach that as well. That drive on the Autobahn had no posted speed limits for the most part. Also 90 min. one way which I did once/week while our second family minded our children. I left after teaching Thurs. about 12:30 PM and got home about 10:30 PM after taking three classes. That was one semester while I was a Fulbright Exchange Teacher. Younger days, Anne. Much younger days. oxox

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      • We could do almost anything with youth and God on our side.

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      • Agree. Glad I am retired. Watching the neighborhood kids run and play all day is tiring!!! Haha.

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  2. Peter Klopp says:

    Das sind wunderbare Aufnahmen, die das Herz erfreuen. Und wenn der Herbst mal graue Tage bringt, dann schaue ich mir deine farbenfrohe Bilder an. Vielen Dank!

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  3. cindy knoke says:

    Lovely depictions of our Mother Maryann!

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  4. Tom says:

    What a lovely poem! The peace and calmness of nature, changing of the seasons. The photos are beautiful too!

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  5. Emily says:

    Beautiful post and beautiful photos! I love this time of year and all the wonderful changes that occur. Very nicely done!

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  6. willedare says:

    What a soothing blog post! I particularly like this paragraph: “The magnetic pull of the water and sunlight wove magic. We allowed the calmness to hold sway. There is a certain comfort in such vistas. Life’s cares and woes simply flow away…” We have a much-visited (small) lake near us — and some days its beauty is JUST what my soul needs. Thank you for your words of wisdom and for your lovely photographs.

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  7. Clare Pooley says:

    Beautiful words and pictures!

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