Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Perfect Weather

Fall has arrived in Southern Arizona. Today was the perfect combination of cloudiness and sunshine.  I managed to get in both a walk and a bike ride today.

Plants are still blooming this time of year here. I shot this Fairy Duster last week at Tohono Chul.

Today I am thankful for walking friends and perfect Fall weather. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Autumn Color

Today I am thankful for time spent with grandkids. Their hugs and smiles are truly healing.  

Sunday, November 1, 2015

I love it when a new month starts on Sunday.

Life is busy. If you blink, you miss something. It seems that the harder I try to slow down, the fast time passes. Is that the curse of age?

At the beginning of October, my husband and I bought bikes. I won’t mention the aches and pains these bikes have caused. Every other morning, during the week, I try to go ride about six miles. That sounds like a long way, but in reality, it is only around the various neighborhoods near me. I never have to go out on a main road. I ride these few miles because on weekends, we explore the local bike paths. The longest distance we have gone so far is 13.7 miles. The eventual goal is to ride the complete circuit around town. We will get there.

The most amazing thing about these morning rides is the feeling of childhood. I feel like I am 10 years old again. I feel the breeze on my face, the coolness as I pass under the shade of the trees, there really is nothing like It. I cannot believe I ever forgot that feeling.

In other news, I finally got around to replanting my herb garden. It was just too hot during the worst part of the summer and I will need the herbs for Thanksgiving. It did not help that we were traveling so much and I did not want to ask my son to spend his time watering the garden. It was enough that he was taking care of Siberious.

Speaking of which, can you believe how huge he is? 11 months and 70lbs of pure muscle and of course, spoiled rotten. We are considering another because really, can you have only one boxer?  Based on past experience, the answer around here is no.  

Today I am thankful for old friends from far away who continue to pray for me even when I didn’t ask for it.