Tag: autumn

Rusty Leaves

This week’s Six Word Friday uses the word “rusty” – Rusty leaves signals the autumn change. This was taken along the Snickersville Turnpike in Northern Virginia.  This turnpike was originally intended to connect the Shenandoah Valley to Loudoun County in northern Virginia in the 1700’s.  George Washington used to travel it regularly, staying at the inn run…

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Autumn Knocks Urgently

This week’s Six Word Friday uses the word “knock”, and as we move into the last few days of September I’ve noticed for yet another year that: Autumn knocks with urgency in September. At the end of August, I took several hundred photographs of the butterflies and hummingbird moths in the gardens at Colonial Williamsburg. …

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Near And Far

Last week’s photo challenge in WordPress used the theme “near and far“.  The guest host, Brian Cooney, gave some great advice on techniques for taking the photo and then processing it. This picture was taken at Letchworth State Park in New York.  It is nicknamed “The Grand Canyon of the East” and it truly is spectacular. …

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Black Friday Update

It’s been a hard and strenuous Black Friday.  Somehow has to go out there, fight the crowds, and spend their money.  And you know what?  It wasn’t us. Nope.  We slept in late, had an even later breakfast at IHop, and spent the afternoon watching the Cooking Channel, surfing the Internet, reading, and visiting.  Oh yes,…

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Things To Be Thankful For

One journaling exercise that I like is to create a list of 100.  I always start excited to list out 100 things of whatever, only to struggle to complete it.  Today was no different as I did a list of 100 things to be thankful for.  It’s been a good year and I’d like to remember…

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Daily Dose of Happiness

It doesn’t take much for me to find a daily dose of happiness.  Today it was a lovely walk during lunch.  It was sunny, nearly 70 degrees, minimal wind and there is still fall color to be seen.  Oh joy! Word for tomorrow – CHECK.  If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the…

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Author Brings History to Life

My favorite boy toy and I went to Colonial Williamsburg yesterday – yes, to chase more fall colors!  We enjoyed a beautiful day walking around taking pictures and enjoying the scenery.  The cast members portraying colonial life were in their costumes as usual, cooking, working the farms, driving the horse teams, and giving tours. I’ve…

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