The seasons pass…how do you spend your time?

What’s been going on with me in our little mountain village this September:

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Mountain Mutts – Joy’s Tale
(published in the Lake City Silver World, September 4, 2020)

When a new puppy named Joy joins the family she struggles to be accepted by the older dog, Spring. 

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travels

   Niagara Falls Canada June 2018 – celebrating the 1st birthday of our granddaughter with our son and his family

 

 The 7 year old’s perspective – would be so interesting to know what he is thinking…

 

     

Wherever I am nature… colors…flowers…call out to me

      

                         Our son with his sons              

                 Me with my 1 year-old granddaughter

              A little water park we happened upon

 The New York Power Authority plant diverts water from the Niagara River above Niagara Falls and returns the water into the lower portion of the river near Lake Ontario.

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Soothing Nature

Often in these days of the pandemic thoughts can weigh heavily

While being ‘one with nature’ I don’t think about anything else

These nesting osprey were a gift of being in the right

place at the right time…

Watching both parents feed the screaming chick was

an incredible experience

I am both writer and photographer – sometimes in nature

there’s just not the words…

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Steep hike up to this ‘hidden’ waterfall

It feels so good being able to climb like this – so alive, being

connected to nature…living in the mountains, writing,

photographing and walking…in nature…

Little flying jewels

Since I’m still very much getting use to our new very heavy camera I’m particularly proud of this ‘in flight’ photograph

It’s been scientifically proved that being close to nature reduces stress and tension          

What is your connection to nature?

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Nature

Another beyond beautiful, blue sky day in the mountains!!! With our new camera, I was on my way to the lake this morning by 6:30, without the dogs who wondered why they weren’t going – it was so cold – my fingers didn’t want to cooperate with the camera  – the sun never came over the mountain while I was there this morning – still – what a J-O-Y~!!

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Lent

I was born in New Orleans which is famous for jazz music, Po’ Boy sandwiches, seafood, bakeries and maybe most of all, Mardi Gras or Carnival as we sometimes called the pre-Lenten season.

There are parades for about two weeks before the beginning of Lent, which is on Ash Wednesday, climaxing on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.

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