Category Archives: Fall

Falling Leaves

Enjoying the last few fall days before the onslaught of winter white covering the ground, I came across a beautiful area in downtown with colorful fall leaves as if waiting for my photograph. Record-breaking temperatures beckoned people outdoors to bask … Continue reading

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Boo! Happy Halloween!

  Growing up in rural Western Massachusetts, I recall my father raking the leaves into huge piles in late fall and good-naturedly allowing us to jump into the piles. With rosy red cheeks, we went into the kitchen to get … Continue reading

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A Surprise Visitor

We had a surprise visit from a leopard the other day. Actually a leopard frog. He sat cozily in a flower pot out front and didn’t mind my photo-taking. My husband noticed this visitor who blended right in its surroundings. … Continue reading

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Basking in New Freedoms

Basking in New Freedoms now that I am retired is wondrous. Finding myself with time to enjoy nature and its wonders without the routines of school this fall is enjoyable. Smugly I lie down for naps whenever I want. Continue reading

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Nostalgic Reminiscences

Windswept landscapes abound in Central New York and in Colorado. I am reminded of zigzagging tumbleweeds choking driveways and highways in the West while here in Upstate New York, we prepare for winter’s harsh onslaught of weather. The last place … Continue reading

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Last Glimpses…

The wind blows the last remnants of summer away. Most of the leaves have blown off the trees. They swirl about in doorways and in every nook and cranny. As I stepped outside this morning into the crisp air and … Continue reading

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Grateful to my parents

  Fall is a time for reflection as I gaze on the warm colors nature has provided me, the family and friends I have, and for the education I received. There are no half measures when it comes to education. … Continue reading

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