Monday Musings – 50 Word Story

The chilly early mornings in the park now require a vest and gloves as we are welcomed in the solitude along the pond by only the company of a few remaining red-winged blackbirds and sounds of leaves rustling under Harper’s paws as she sets a steady pace along the paths.

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Monday Musings – 50 Word Story

Reflecting and reinventing during the pandemic is popular, but I understand resisting joining the crowd.  I’m not in the mood for more change or reflection, although I’ve been wondering if I had been assigned the saxophone instead of the clarinet in band how different life would’ve been playing those gigs.

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The Week In Seven Photos – 50 Word Story

Meandering through the days, it feels we’re very slowly inching towards Election Day. Needing distractions, this week’s obsessions were too many Kettle potato chips while binge-watching travel adventures, Gangs of London and Tehran, charming bird feeders, fall color,  an enjoyable novel and wine shoppe expedition searching for autumnal hard ciders.

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Monday Musings – 50 Word Story

Something to appreciate in middle age is short cuts to enjoyment and clicking “Because You Watched” or “If You Like” always leads to great entertainment. After watching an episode of Long Way Up there’s time to reminisce about thrilling motorcycle trips before the related button takes you on another Ride.

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The Week In Seven Photos – 50 Word Story

Turning the corner into October I thought the weekly theme would transition to fall colors, Halloween decorations and pumpkins, never imagining that the actual horror show would be the first presidential debate. We were making strides calming Harper’s nerves with peaceful scenes, but now we’re both suffering from sensory overload.

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Monday Musings – 50 Word Story

I’m capable of 29 point rants about things I know and believe, but with a word count I’m limited on sharing why lobster rolls are the perfect end of summer celebration, 29 foods amazingly delicious smothered in jam and why “You Are Here” maps no longer help me recognize the surrounding world.

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The Week In Seven Photos – 50 Word Story

A new introvert coffee mug is needed as I’ve paddled so far away from society that the birds believe I’m an extrovert who never leaves early. The path back to society is fading as its stripped bare of old enjoyments. Although, I’d social distance and rejoin for a food truck.

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Monday Musings – 50 Word Story

Little Harper is nineteen months old and now believes she has gained the right to vote on our plans for the day and veto certain parks and photos.  Fall color shots are allowed during the duration of her flower and tree inspections and she’s thrilled kayaking season is winding down.

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Monday Musings – 50 Word Story

It’s been six months since the first confirmed COVID-19 cases in Michigan and after seeking remote places, some days the world sounds very loud when I leave the parks for a walk down Main Street or wake to the malfunctioning fire alarm blaring and the loudest howl you’ve ever heard.

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The Week In Seven Photos – 50 Word Story

The park ambassador quietly watches and listens all hours of the day. He wonders about the herons strong introvert spirit and the constant sandhill squawking. Always knows when Miss Cardinal is irritated and a new addition is roaming the land as gathering morsels of information has replaced days spent soaring.

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