Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sunday neighborhood walk. . . . .

On Sunday afternoon, with a much welcomed break from the downpours of 
 recent days, we took a long walk around the neighborhood.
Cool and sunless, but not cold, just a lightweight jacket, and for me 
a scarf as I love a warm neck, worked.

At the small park the trees are now dropping their leaves into the pond which is very high from so much rain.
There were just a few Canada geese and a pair of ducks swimming peacefully.




Have you noticed how walking through a carpet of fallen leaves always seems 
to recall childhood memories?
 Both Bob and I talked about this as we joyfully kicked the golden
 piles underfoot. It's really wonderful that aging continues to bring
 simple pleasures - I believe they are the best ones - and those childhood 
games, so important in our development, are imprinted on our minds forever.

Do you jump in the Autumn leaves?



11 comments:

  1. The third pic of the duck swimming with all the beautiful colors in the water...wow!

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  2. Our walks have been short, and very wet, recently. But we're promised sun this afternoon! And cold temperatures! Very excited here.

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  3. Enjoyed tagging along with you on your walk,seeing all those lovely photos. Mr France and I feel the same about kicking leaves, the joy and mischievous moments from our childhood days.

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  4. That is a sweet photo of the cat, Mary. The pond looks beautiful with the calm reflections, leaves, ducks and geese. We had a gorgeous day here with sunshine and warm temperatures (14C). Great for finishing up some yard work.
    xo Pam

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  5. A beautiful walk! Today was sunny here finally!

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  6. I do enjoy kicking up those autumn leaves, too. It's an autumn ritual! Coloured leaves on water make for such pretty photos.

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  7. Your photos are fabulous - just brings Autumn right to us. Growing up in Southeast Alaska where there are very few deciduous trees, jumping in and scuffling along in leaves was not a part of my growing up days. Don grew up in Wisconsin and adores autumn and the leaves and the scents (I, however prefer the fresher scent of a pine tree) and he loves to walk along in the leaves - one of his favorites.

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  8. These are gorgeous pictures and I'm so glad your weather played a great part in letting you and Bob get out to enjoyed the beauty around you.

    It's very odd, Mary. My mother was Irish and had dark auburn hair. I was the only child of seven who closely resembled her and my hair was a reddish/light brown. I always loved the colors we wore in the fall in preparation for winter...deep plums and rust and brown. And I could always pull these colors off so well in contrast to summer pastels. Does this sound weird? I felt an affinity with nature at that time of year. Now I may not reflect these colors physically, but I enjoy wearing the vibrant colors!

    All the best to you and Bob...

    Jane xx

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  9. Sweet Mary, what a lovely post and such wonderful images - love the little puss. Thank you for your sweet comments the other day.
    Oh, yes I LOVE to kick up the crispy Autumn leaves!
    Keep well sweet friend.
    Rose H
    xx xx xx

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  10. Dear Mary, could not have said it better. Those are the perks of getting a little older. And yes, I still like to swish through a thick layer of colorful Autumn leaves.

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  11. Wishing I could jump, but I do love shuffling through the leaves. Ahhhh, childhood memories. What beautiful photos. Loved the golden trees and also the reflection on the water.

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