Unexpected in common hours

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“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
– Henry David Thoreau

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Little country roads

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“Autumn is timed for little country roads
And hearts attuned to travel at their pace. . . ” 

(Mary E. Linton)

Festival of Leaves, Week #10: Down the road

Down the road

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Festival of Leaves, Week #9: At the edge of Yonah Mountain

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Autumn and Jim Bishop

 

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“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”     (Jim Bishop)

Autumn and William Cullen Bryant

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“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.”  (William Cullen Bryant)

Autumn and George Eliot

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“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”   (George Eliot)

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Pets

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He was abandoned as a kitten at a water park, and I brought him home 20 years ago. Always afraid to go outside after that, he remained an indoor cat which may be the reason he has lived so long. He’s a sweet, sweet pet.

 

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Festival of Leaves, Week #8: Maple

The color on our maple tree in the front yard was glorious at the first of the week.  Now, the limbs are almost bare, and the leaves are on the ground, waiting for me to clean them up.

Maple leaves

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Be a Weed!

“A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.”    (Doug Larson)

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Festival of Leaves, Week #7: My favorite colors

The weather has turned cooler, and we finally have more color!  I especially like the orange tones.

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Favorite 4

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