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Friday, October 24, 2014

this and that from this week




We are in day two of a nor'easter that is bringing lots of wind and rain to, well, the northeast.  That includes the Maritime provinces and also New England.  It's cloudy, the wind is blowing, the rain is beating against the front of the house, the roads are covered with water (there have been several accidents due to hydro-planing), the ditches and brooks and rivers are filling up (as are the wells) and I think we've had enough.  Oh, and it's chilly out ~ only 7C.  I'm so glad it's not snowing.  The weekend doesn't look very promising with showers and cloud but next week is looking a little brighter.

Monday morning's sunrise.  

The early morning sun was shining on this fern which grows under the cedar tree next to the front door.  I love the golden glow.

Looking out the back door that same morning the sun made long shadows from the trees onto the freshly cut field turning it rusty orange with the dark clouds adding some drama.  The sun did come out later.  

Leaves.   Millions of leaves.  From 5 maple trees in our yard.

The field was ploughed mid-week and the seagulls were finding some tidbits to eat.

I haven't been out much to take photos this week.  I might just be running out of blog fodder.  Oh, I do have a few more photos from Kings Landing to share with you though.   I was to physiotherapy for my knee which seems to be improving but my hip needs attention too.  It's all attached you know, so, inevitably one thing leads to another.  This rainy weather sure has the arthritis and Fibromyalgia acting up today.   Does the weather affect you that way?  Maybe it's just my age.  LOL  However, I am thankful that I am still mobile and fairly active, although the pain slows me down some days. 

Murray 'raking' some of the maple leaves from the lawn.

On Tuesday evening, before dark which comes so early now, we spent an hour mulching and bagging the last of the leaves in our yard.  Murray used the push mower that has a mulcher on it and a rear bag and I held the tall paper bags open for him to dump the leaves in.  We got 5 - 4 foot tall - bags full.  That wasn't all the leaves.  He'd raked some before (photo above) and dumped them on the vegetable garden plot to be turned under later on.  It was good to get this job done before the rains and wind of the past 2 days!


I see I have some new followers this week and I'd like to welcome you.   I've enjoyed participating in some link parties this week and seeing some beautiful photos from around the world.  Thank you for all your lovely comments on my posts.  

 I hope you have an enjoyable weekend.  Take care!

Blessings,
Pamela


34 comments:

  1. I hope your weather clears up sooner rather than later. Those dreary rainy days can overstay their welcome real soon.
    Wow, that is a lot of leaves to be dealt with. I'm sure you and Murray are glad to have that job done.
    Your photo of the freshly cut field under the menacing sky is so neat.

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  2. It really looks like Fall at your house now. I love the freshly cut field...what color! Enjoy your weekend! I hope it's sunny. Hugs, Diane

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  3. Oh Pamela. I am so sorry you are having such bad weather. I heard on the weather channel that you guys would be getting a noreaster. I once drove up I95 in New Jersey during a noreaster not realizing. After someone explained what the weather was doing, I pretty much decided I needed to learn a lot more about weather events. Your golden hues are wonderful. I hope you get some sunshine soon. Kentucky had a 3 week lull with very little sunshine and rain rain rain. Finally we are seeing beautiful weather. Carol

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  4. It has been a nasty blow! Kind of an insult after the week Canada has already had. We are so blessed to have a neighbor who takes care of all the leaves in our yard, except those behind on the slope. Course, they are his trees shedding those leaves.

    Yes, I feel achy on bad weather days. I hope that all those connected parts giving you grief start responding to treatment. I'm going the essential oil roite, but John is thinking of an adjustment from the chiroman.

    Hope that you find more blog fodder, too. It's bad enough that so many have lost their blogging mojo without you doing that. Oh, and congrats on more followers. I remember thinking over a year ago that I'd go over a certain number because it was so close. Now I've lost three. I need to find some fodder quick!

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  5. Hi Pam
    I'm smiling at Vee's comment, I hope she'll back to blogging soon. We all wind down now and then and if I lose my mojo, I'll just do Mosaic Monday once a week until I get it back. :-)
    I can't get enough leaves, I put them on all the gardens and fill my huge compost bins to the brim. I have been known to take bags I see out at the curb and wish I could use some of yours.
    That's a fabulous sunrise but the sun lighting up the field is just awesome, isn't it? It's been quite the week and flags at half mast are a reminder still.
    Hope you have a nice weekend!

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  6. gosh, there's gorgeous light in a lot of these! beautiful!

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  7. Oh Pam your photos are beautiful I love the orange field. I had forgotten you too have Fibromyalgia and yes the weather sounds wet out your way. Take care and happy your leaves are packaged now:) Hug B

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  8. Lovely photos ! Yes the damp cold hurts my body to ! We have lots more leaves to clean up this weekend to but our weather has been lovely on the chilly side but sunny ! Thanks for sharing , hope you get sunshine soon ! Have a good weekend !

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  9. Ah, that field! Beautiful! Stay dry.

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  10. Looks cold there, glad we are in spring but our summer is coming along with all the mozzies and humidity soon I will be longing for a cold night and warm fire
    Merle.................

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  11. Gorgeous images! Thanks for visiting my two blogs!

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  12. Hi Pamela, I like your photos. We got the high winds here also in Gaspe. also. Luckly, it blew a lot of my leaves away. Today, we have rain. Take care Thelma

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  13. I wish we had Maple trees . . . I think I said that to you already!
    I can wish twice though can't I . . .

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  14. Beautiful lighting in the first few photos! Early morning is such a special time of day!

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  15. We are having lots of rain here too and trees are falling and the lovely river I see from my window is overflowing with water, it's beautiful, though. Your images are gorgeous with the maple trees and I'm jealous of your feet stepping on the crunchy fallen Autumn leaves! Thank you for your sweet visit. Enjoy your weekend my friend.
    FABBY

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  16. The photo of the slice of golden field with the long tree shadows and that overarching cloudy sky is gorgeous. I hope the nor'easter blows itself out soon. I don't think I've ever used that word before. Nor'easter is a word I've read often, and it sounds so blustery!
    I hope you soon feel better, Pamela, those aches and pains do act up when the cold damp arrives. Have a good weekend.

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  17. That's a gorgeous sunrise! The fourth photo is my favorite - beautiful landscape!

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  18. That fern shot in particular appeals to me, Pamela.

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  19. Well you have had full of rain, I'd not like 7 in the morning just too cold for me yet. I must say the weather does play a role in my awareness to pain and I too have fibro, and yesterday we only drove for 2 hours and we took most of the day to relax, watch RV movies and drink something hot. I needed a day to rest I slept most of it and the night, imagine me saying I need a day to rest and I'm on holidays, I can't believe I just said that. I think you understand though, even on holidays I can't seem to shut off the phone or brain, lol. Oh well, there will always be leaves to pick up, as long as I'm not home I don't see mine. Lovely sun in the morning and we have been driving into those deep dark clouds a few days, take care, and have a wonderful weekend

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  20. Brrrr. Cold and rain are not a welcomed combination, but yes, I'm glad it wasn't snow! Your sun photos are beautiful too. Love that October glow. Hope you have a nice weekend.

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  21. It has been rather wet here too, Pamela! And there are tons of leaves to clean up. I really like the photo of the sunrise. I haven't seen one that nice for a long time.

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  22. Very nice set of photos today. I really like that Sunrise shot, and the one of the sun on the orange field - spectacular!

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  23. Beautiful photos...

    Sorry about the soggy weather. We have had days of rain and wind also... Probably part of the same system. But sun is out today-Sat.

    Best wishes with your health issues. Oh yes, the weather effects my bones/muscles. Guess that comes with age. But like you, I am happy that I am still mobile. :-) Even if slower and with "creaks" here and there. ,-)

    We have all had a terrible "news" week. Sometimes, just "life" can give lots of blogging fodder, too. Even without our own photos.

    Gentle hugs...

    Happy rest of October,
    Tessa~
    "Here there be musing" blog
    "Here there be more words" blog

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  24. Oh my I love that photo of the field and sky!
    I had weeks of physio this summer, hope you feel well soon!

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  25. I always enjoy coming to your place to see your images Pam. I heard about the nor'easter. I love to snug in when its raining outside.

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  26. Hoping there is some sunny weather headed your way before too long. Cold and damp is always tough on injuries and stiff areas.

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  27. Wonderfull shots , greeting from Belgium
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  28. That photo of a sunlit field with the clouds? Simplicity at its best!

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  29. It's just lovely in your corner of Canada Pamela. Same here on the West Coast and, darn it anyway, it always gets sunny just in time for the night. What's that all about? Our next week looks like rain and more rain. Oh well, we can dream of Mexico, can't we? :D Hope your weekend is sunny in your heart.

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  30. Pamela I loved your photos of your week! This was the first week since early summer that we did not have any rain, and it has been unusually warm. The ski resorts are not happy by the lack of snow.
    I hope your knee and hip respond well to PT. All my joints hurt these days--I forgot what it feels like to move without pain, but I try to keep going best that I can!

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  31. You sure have been getting some gusty wet weather down your way. My Murray has the same tractor and leave sweeper and he sure has been putting it to good use over the past week or so.

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  32. Pamela, lovely photos, so representative of the season; the golden blaze on that freshly cut field, with the moody clouds in the background is stunning! You are not alone re: the achy hip/knee/+lower back (for me)! With the first drop of rain, my entire left side started acting up! Hope you are feeling better!

    Happy Sunday,

    xo
    Poppy

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  33. Your photos are always so stunning, Pamela! Yep, this is the season of raking...lots and lots of raking.
    Mary Alice

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  34. I luv the shadows. so pretty. hope u get some more shots soon. u once took shots of ur tea time, or decorating moments? maybe that will happen n a new season? have a great week. the fall is flying by so quickly! big big hugs. ( :

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