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Monday

Hi Monday, how are you?  I scheduled the day off today from working at the hospital as part of my self care plan and somehow a cold decided to follow me.  It has been trying to make friends for a couple of weeks and Friday finally got ahold of me.  I’ve been going through a lot so I’ve actually been surprised it hadn’t caught up to me sooner.  So what did I do today?  I slept in.  I played with my dogs outside and enjoyed watching them watch the squirrels scamper up the trees.  I came back inside and did laundry and dishes and then decided to rest again.  Then I decided to go drop some donations off and would see where the drive would take me before my acupuncture appointment.  I had a great lunch watching people and looking at the gorgeous fall colors.  Enjoyed some sushi and thought of the family I used to nanny in Pittsburgh because that’s where I first tried and fell in love with sushi.  And I listened to one of them most fascinating conversations, likely fascinating because by the looks of these two men I never would have guess the words that would fall out of their mouths.  They talked of transference, addiction, and being addicted to the unhealthy mindset.  Right up this counselor’s alley.  And I looked around me and imagined all the lives and hearts of those around me, not really knowing anyone and yet totally comfortable with this fact.

So Monday, thank you for helping take care of me.  I’m watching, I’m listening.

Love these Fall days.

Love these Fall days.

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Visiting Angie at Rest Haven

I’ve been missing my sweet friend Angie lately, partly because I know I could have talked to her about my Uncle Hal and she would understand the impact of his death on me.  I’d realized recently that I’d been driving past Rest Haven on my way to an appointment a week or so ago so I went to visit her yesterday.  There was construction going on there, it looks as if they are expanding Rest Haven.  I noticed a lot of birds singing and the groundskeepers were busy caring for the property.  DSC_0145It was so nice to see fall colors there, although it made me miss fall in Pittsburgh, PA!  Most interesting was that I wasn’t prepared for how happy I was going to be to see her picture again.  Her beautiful smile still shines on.  DSC_0142

I sent her mom and sister a close up of her picture and the other sweet happening has been that friends and family have been sharing and appreciating this photo as well. DSC_0143Angie died 8/1/1999 of cystic fibrosis.  She was a talented, loving, wise, and full of life individual that I’ve known since 1st grade soccer.  Valuable lessons she has taught me include taking care of my body because I only have one, that I should live fully, presently, and passionately, and most often to make sure I communicate with those I love honestly and openly.


New Used Camera

Well I chose to retire my Pentax- Kx.  I went to take it in to get fixed and found it out it has mold growing in the prism that would cost over $200 to clean.  After searching around for my next camera I decided to get a used Nikon D5100 which will allow me to take HDR photos.  Looking forward to the new learning curve ahead!

Love these Fall days.

Love these Fall days.


Park in Coburg, Oregon

Finally got my camera out for a great photo today across the street from the vet’s office.  A busy fall, the first of November already here life is full.  IMGP4279


Beautiful Views and Art in Unlikely Places

I decided to bring my camera on our hour plus walk today, as I’d carried it with me today and still hadn’t managed to find a picture I wanted although I saw several I would have liked to take but I was driving.

Heron Park in Springfield, Oregon

Heron Park in Springfield, Oregon

And then I found this new mural under the I-5 bridge!  I wish the lighting was a little better.

IMGP4257There also looks like another project across from this one, with several more different plant etchings to come.  IMGP4258

 


Fall Trees

I’ve been meaning to capture the fall shades coming out the last week or two but haven’t had my camera with me.  Today was the day, I’d meant to capture some trees near Alton Baker park but as I left my private practice office I saw this scene.  Sitting here at home, I am stunned by this scenery, I think one of my favorite captures yet.

Country Club Road

Country Club Road


Autumn Colors

Love the fall and here it is!  This week a new dahlia has popped up in our backyard.

Dahlia

Dahlia

And my neighbors pumpkins are growing quite big!

Pumpkins on Sequoia

Pumpkins on Sequoia