Category Archives: outdoors

playing at the park

On a sunny day last week and a walk to the park, I grabbed my camera. Because these camelias, make their appearance when everything ir stunning dark, brown, and bare.  Pink is not the common shade in nature, in autumn … Continue reading

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looking up

Have you’ve done that lately? The other day it was so bright and blue skies above us, I did just that. What a treat!

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a fall walk in Oaks Bottom and last minute batting practice

A walk through the park to get to Oaks Bottom.  A beautiful sunny day in November. Sunny, but barely warm.  The sun is lay in the horizon, even in the middle of the day. The plants turning brown, drying up, … Continue reading

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fall in full fall

The trees are shaking, shivering. Laves have fallen.  All over.  It is fall for sure. Today the trees are bare.  The rain came and blew the leaves off.  A much needed rain though.  Oh, how I have missed that water. … Continue reading

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one last swim and jump

We headed to the lake one more time few weeks ago, when the temperature still said 80’s.   A beautiful sunny day.  No wet suits needed this time. A little hike to see the  other side of the lake, and a favorite spot … Continue reading

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how to jump off a rope swing

Find a safe rope tied to a tree, over a lake that is deep.  A spot where you can’t touch the bottom when you jump in.  No rocks or branches sticking out anywhere from the tree or the lake.  A … Continue reading

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at the lake

We are trying to get as much swimming as possible before summer passes. Luckily some friends had suits for them to wear while playing in the rather cooler water. It let them play for hours in there.  Just what we … Continue reading

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