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Color

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And then my favorite. This is the view as I exit the driveway of our mobile home park. There is a whole row of  those bright red trees. I  don’t know what they are but every year I look forward to seeing the bright fire red of those trees and every year, when the wind blows them all away, I want to mourn the loss of those beautiful fire red leaves. Then I wait, patiently, until the next time they appear.

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Discards & Renewal

1. I’m taking the Christmas tree down. This is always depressing to me. I really like Christmas and to see it all go away makes me sad. In years, like this past one and others, when Christmas doesn’t go quite right, I feel cheated and I want it to last a little longer. This year was bad because of the weather. Being snowed in from December 15 through December 27 was not good. I want a do-over!

2. I was getting rid of my Christmas flowers the other day. I had two bouquets. The first is still in fairly good condition. I’ve gone through twice and pulled out the dry or wilting flowers and re-arranged it. It’s lookin’ good. The second one was a bouquet of red and white roses. When I get rid of roses, I don’t get rid of them right away. I pull all the petals off of the stem and spread them out in a bowl so I can enjoy the scent for a little longer. When I was doing this the other day, I was struck by how much like people the flowers are (or the other way around). The flowers were drying and discolored but as I pulled off the outer layer of petals, the ones underneath were fresh and vividly colored. The further into the core I got, the fresher the petals were and the better the scent! Aren’t we like this? As we grow older, we may look tattered but we you look closer, we’re fresh and young and full of great things on the inside!

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Signs of Fall

Yesterday, my daughter was visiting and she wanted to take some pictures.  She is very much into photography and is trying to convince some of her friends to move to Portland so we walked around between visiting stores on Hawthorn Blvd. and having breakfast.

Here are some of the signs that fall is definitely here:

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We also saw snow last night.  Apparently someone had brought it down from the mountain in a big truck and it was in the middle of the street near Powell’s in downtown Portland.  I guess someone was anxious for winter!  I’m not even ready for fall!

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