The Week In Seven Photos

Each new day lately reminds me that I’ve been a step behind everything this year. It doesn’t feel like we’re over halfway through September and each time I look out at the lake I’m surprised that another swimming dock or boat has disappeared from the water.

I almost could convince myself that it’s only the beginning of summer where the bikes are hitting the paths for the first time and the flowers are at the beginning of their season and not the end.

I love fall and winter and am not dreading the seasons, but I’m a little dismayed at how fast the years are going by lately. Are the fifties a decade where you want to dig your heels in a little at the quick passage of time and say give me a moment (or a few extra hours and weeks here and there) to appreciate this time in life a little more?

I don’t necessarily want to contemplate the big questions or what direction life is heading, but appreciate the gift of a day in all its simplest beauty

and natural charm.

I’ve often heard about the frustration that many feel concerning squirrels dominating the backyard feeders while I happily feed whoever stops by for a visit. Sometimes I wonder if my fondness for the squirrels is reinforced each year in late summer as I dodge pine cones falling around my head in the driveway and finally see the squirrels delightful winter stash being prepared. I’m reminded that the changing seasons of life should be embraced for the many simple, unique and wonderful patterns that tend to be appreciated more with the passage of time.

17 Comments Add yours

  1. spanishwoods says:

    I loved this post and the photos are wonderful.

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    1. Thank you so much!πŸ™‚ Your beautiful words and photos have always been a favorite!πŸ™‚


  2. plaidcamper says:

    Another great collection! I know what you mean about the speeding passage of time – being a fifty-something has been just fine, but the last few years seem more like months…
    I hope you have an enjoyable weekend, full of wonderful moments that don’t fly by. Paddling and cycling slow things down, OT in hockey and added time in soccer speed things up!

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    1. Thank you!πŸ™‚ I thought my forties flew by, but I think I’m setting a speed record these last few years. If I continue to watch Tottenham blow 2 goal leads in the Champions League, Bryce Harper strike out, and Notre Dame and Michigan lose crucial games tomorrow, time might just grind to a halt. I have to quit adding so many new favorite things, since now that I’ve added the Champions League into my regular sports viewing, I’m losing more hours trying to learn about all these teams and players. Harper just struck out again, so luckily it might be a very long weekend for a change!😁 Enjoy your weekend!πŸ™‚


  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Gorgeous orange sky! And I love the squirrel stashed cones. πŸ™‚
    At a decade beyond you, sadly I have to report that time only goes faster. It feels like a very fast, out of control roller coaster. I guess I had better throw up my arms and shout, “Wheee!” πŸ˜‰

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    1. 😁. Thank you!πŸ™‚ Every year I look forward to the wonderful sounds of the cones bouncing through the trees and landing on the driveway and having them disappear overnight into their stash. It makes me smile every year knowing that at least the squirrels are right on schedule. If I have a roller coaster ride to look forward to, I need to quickly resolve my vertigo issues and dig my heels in even more.😁 Enjoy our last summer weekend!πŸ™‚

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  4. A truly wonderful post. Both the words and photos.

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    1. Thank you so much!πŸ™‚

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  5. The Hinoeuma says:

    I love the bike, the shoe & the deer’s face. Heh.

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  6. Beautiful words and images! And wonderful sentiment. I, too, am a decade ahead of you, and the time seems to whizz by ever faster.

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    1. Thank you!πŸ™‚ Each year keeps going faster than the last and I’m amazed autumn has arrived.πŸ™‚

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  7. jillslawit says:

    By the time two more seasons have passed I will be joining you in THAT decade. I don’t know how I got there. I’m still 16 in my head! Fab pic of the lake and the deer’s sneaky peek by the way.πŸ˜‰

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    1. 😁. Thank you!😁 So far, I’m not a big fan of this decade and want to join your decade again!!😁

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      1. jillslawit says:

        I spent a few years trying to prepare for the what I thought was the horror of turning thirty but it was the best decade of my life. I approached forty differently but it threw up a lot of challenges with it’s last years. Now as I am reaching fifty I’m not sure.

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      2. My bad attitude fifties might be because I was too excited about my thirties and forties and maybe I should have spread a little of the age attitude over the decades.😁

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