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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

This past weekend was perfect weather for walking. 

When I looked at the extended forecast for this week I knew I needed to get out and take advantage of it. 

Our warm balmy days are now behind us. Yesterday was rainy and the rest of the week looks to be cool with our first frost coming up at the end of the week. 

But, as I said, Saturday and Sunday were perfect. Warm balmy breezes and sunny skies were beckoning.

It has been awhile since I spent some time taking photos, and it was so nice to just wander and click away. 

We seemed to still be caught between seasons. The sweet smell of  summer roses drew me to a garden,

while the changing colors of the trees told me that summer was really long past.

City streets were calling my name,

but so were leaf strewn wooded paths. 

I chose both.

With more than a little reluctance I said goodbye to this pretty lady with a whispered I will see you next year.

Time stands still for no one. Live each moment and enjoy it, because when it has passed it won't return to greet us, except for in our dreams.


  1. What a lovely walk you had. Thanks for sharing. ~ FlowerLady

  2. So glad you shared these glorious photos with us. Your walk sounded sublime.

  3. Laura, You were right to get a nice walk in when you did. It's is getting rainy and cold in our area. The paper this morning had an article that said it was the end of the warm weather this years. Bummer. I hope we have Indian summer , don't you? I love the colors of fall and the activities, but I feel sad to see the end of summer fun. Now the end of autumn is approaching....not my favorite time of year is lurking just..around...the ...corner. Shh. You had some wonderful path choices...I would walk them all too, if I could. I hope you have some more outdoor fun this week. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  4. Such beauty out there for us all. Thank you for the reminder to not let it slip away!

  5. Such a pretty walk. Crushing over all your photos today. Happy Tuesday.

  6. Except for in our dreams....
    You made me cry with that one line.
    Blessings to you!

  7. Such gorgeous photos! Wish I could take that walk with you.

  8. When I lived in town in Portland, OR, I used to love to walk (as a little girl) along the wonderful streets full of old Victorian homes and big trees that dropped their leaves to a foot deep on the sidewalks! Your street view reminded me of that! So fun to kick through the leaves as you walk isn't it? We're having a week of really nice weather here, mid-60's to 70, cold nights and gorgeous vivid blue skies. Was windy for a few days but now is calm and serene. This time of year is so "golden".

  9. Lovely late fall photos, Laura! It is wrapping up quickly here with cold temperatures and some snow predicted this week!

  10. That is a pretty place for a walk! Glad you took photos to share with us. It's really chilly here today. I'm not ready for cold weather, but I know it's on the way. Have a nice weekend!


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