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Sunday Reflections…

We spent yesterday on the boat with the dogs enjoying what was maybe the last Hot day of the season… It got up to 89 degrees, the sky was strikingly blue & the river was smooth and so nice 😊 We have had quite a few unseasonably Hot days this Fall! It’s like Summer wasn’t giving up without a fight…

Nature Knows! The Monarch butterflies were moving south in #’s Saturday! They were following the river and were hard to photograph because they were mostly 50’-100’ high… look hard and enlarge to see in this picture.

This last Howrah of Summer has been nice, but it hasn’t felt like Fall yet… That all changes this week. Cooler temps and rain are in the forecast. I am ready to burn a few marshmallows on a fire 🔥 personally 😊

“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with Leaves,
We have had our summer evenings,
now for October eves!”
       ~ Humbert Wolfe

Have a Great Sunday! Here’s to Fall 🍁

 

Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

I was sipping my coffee waiting and watching the sun come up 🌞 when I thought ‘tomorrow is the last day of September’… Wow! I don’t know if it’s just me, but this entire year has just flown by! And it always seems to speed up more when we get to the holidays!

The Fall Color is Coming! 🍁 Taking a ride or walk to enjoy the Fall is one of the joys of the season.

I always try to really enjoy each season as they come, I just feel like there’s a need to slow this train down a bit 😊 I am ready for the color show that is to come 🍁 And looking around the last couple days, it’s already started… I’m gonna go for a ride in the country today for a prequel and take note of what’s happening. Fall is such a beautiful season!

“Spring comes with flowers, autumn with the moon, summer with the breeze, winter with snow. When idle concerns don’t fill your thoughts, that’s your best season.”

~ Wu-Men

Have a great Sunday,

 

~ Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

Yesterday was a beautiful day! The temps hit 70 degrees and I was just waiting to see a mosquito 😊 Such a contrast to just a few days ago with that early snow ❄️ covering the ground!

Pre-Thanksgiving snow is a rare thing around here. But a few days later here it is sunny ☀️ & 70 deg!

Maybe we are having our “Indian Summer”… That warming in Fall after frost and freeze have already occurred… In any case, I’ll take it!

Thanksgiving is in a few days and it feels like shorts & sandles outside! 70 deg. = Indian Summer 🍁

Now, it’s on to Thanksgiving & the holiday season… Ready or not, it’s that time 😊 Time to count our blessings!

 

“Give me the end of the year an’ it’s fun,          When most of the plannin’ an’ toilin’ Is done; Bring all the wanderers home to the nest,    Let me sit down with the ones I love best, Hear the old voices still ringin’ with song,   See the old faces unblemished by wrong,   See the old table with all of its chairs           An’ I’ll put soul in my Thanksgivin’ Prayers.”

   ~ Edgar A. Guest – Thanksgiving

 

Have a GREAT Sunday!

And a Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃🍁🍽

~ Mark Carter



Sunday Reflections…

We spent the entire day outside yesterday! The day started with a heavy fog, but the sun burned it off soon enough & we went riding in the country to enjoy the seasonal color. This is one of the most beautiful color shows I can remember. Maybe it was the late, warm weather this year, coupled with the plentiful rainfall that brought out the vivid colors? I’m not sure – But, in any case, the Fall Color this year is so beautiful! I hate to see it go… But, the seasons change & so must we. I’m going to enjoy the fall while it’s here & then I’ll set my mind to Winter & the Spring that follows won’t be far behind 😊

Fall color is here today, but gone tomorrow…

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

~ Robert Frost

 

Have a great Sunday.

Mark C.

 



Sunday Reflections…

Yesterday was a big day for us, our annual Fall Festival. It’s our last big event of the year & it’s always kinda bitter sweet for me. Saying goodbye to Summer ain’t easy for me… But I have learned over the years to embrace and enjoy each season on its merits. After a long hot Summer, Fall is a welcome thing 😊 It feels so good out now. The leaves are starting to turn & football 🏈 is back in season – Fall is pretty good! I’m going to sit on my swing and sip some coffee ☕️ with my wife & enjoy this wonderful, cool morning.

– Here’s to Fall!

The Fall Color show is just starting.

“Listen!  the wind is rising,
and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings,
now for October eves!”
–  Humbert Wolfe 

 

Mark Carter



Sunday Reflections…

What a beautiful Sunday morning! We are in October now, but this last week has felt like July! I suppose I could fuss about it and say it’s too Hot for Fall, yada, yada… But, I’m not 😊 I prefer to think of it as an extended Summer gift 💝 I’m gonna get out today and work up a good Fall sweat & enjoy it! I hope y’all do too 😅

A great day to look for that lost salt shaker…

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air.”

~ Nathaniel Hawthorn

Peace 🙏🏻

Mark C.