"the nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple pleasure, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I was strolling through the park one day...

...(today) in the merry, merry month of October! 

I am thoroughly enjoying the Indian Summer that is visiting us this season.  It was a long, dreadful summer here so this little bit of respite is a welcome sight.  I went into town today and took a little walk around the park.  It is a city park, much like that of any other small rural town, and today it was obvious that there has been a change.



No more crowds hanging around the coffee shop...dogs either for that matter!



this tree, across the street from the coffee shop, still hanging on to one branch of leaves.  I know it looks like two trees but it really is the same one.  I guess no one wants to let go of the warm, sunny days!




the top floor condo that the hubs wants to move into when he retires!

the big clock on the library across the street.  I guess that is so the people in the condo know what time it is!

roots, I could do an entire post on roots and how we need them in a myriad of ways.


the beautiful stained glass window on the church nearby.

This is my little spot on the map, nothing extraordinary, but it's where we plant our roots and make our home.   Have a great weekend y'all.

14 comments:

  1. Hey Honey I liked strolling with you through your town.
    Does your hubby really want to live in a condo when he retires?
    Cool!
    I too am enjoying this change of weather but it is still too hot here in the afternoons. Nice though in the mornings.
    Went to bed and could not sleep so thought I would try and catch up with some friends like you.
    Are you feeling ok? Take care honey
    Love
    Maggie
    Ps
    If you do the ghost your family will love them. They are really a fun decoration

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  2. You sound so peaceful. I loved your beautiful walk through the town. Especially the tree. I'm hanging on here to every bit of sunshine and warmth.

    The condo looks great. Is it just a dream of his? :)

    Look forward to one day hearing a post about the roots...so very special to us all.

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  3. I had a conversation with my hubs the other day about moving to a place that we wouldn't have any yard work. He gave me that 'look' and said he didn't think he would like to have such close neighbors. Guess the kids will get the job of packing up the house.

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  4. Yes!! At some point in our (Hubby and I) lives we are downsizing to an apt or condo also. I think. I hope. Maybe in about 15 years. I'd like to see our free time turning into play time and not giving so much time to home/yard maintenance. Since we moved to Oregon we've found that our outside home maintenance takes twice as much of our time as any other place we've lived, but we do LOVE living here....

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  5. Sweetie, thanks so much for lettin' us stroll along with you. I so enjoyed seein' your town. I really do need to get off the Ponderosa more often! Heeehehehe!

    Ya'll have the most wonderfully blessed and beautiful 'fall' weekend!!!

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  6. Thanks for escorting me through your town. I'm getting ready to walk uptown and decompress from stress and TRY not to fall on the sidewalk again. Looking forward to a rainy weekend where I can watch the rain and find my peace. Have a phenomenal weekend! Love you.

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  7. I felt like I was walking right along side you! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. You all have a great weekend, too! :)

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  9. LOVE taking a walk with you... i must do something like this :)

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  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.

    You are like my hubby and me, we love to go into Blowing Rock, NC in the winter after everyone (the summer folk)has gone home for the winter. Then it is less crowded...more like it was when we were growing up.

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  11. Thanks for the tour! And you have a great week end too JoJo!
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  12. Lovely Jojo! Like the 'table' shot from above and the roots one. Go for it....a post on roots.....
    Jim

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  13. Isn't it amazing how, when we look, we can find the extraordinary in the ordinary.
    Your town is lovely. I also like what you said about "roots".
    This was a very nice post.

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  14. Jo Jo, this is a nice little tour of your town. Are you really thinking of moving to a condo when hubby retires? The best part of that is less or no house maintenance.

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