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With the change in seasons, the change in the weather and hours of daylight, our day to day routine changes. School starts back. Most of us put our gardens to bed. Place our garden tools in the garden shed until next Spring. We put away the summer toys and clothes.

I look forward to wearing my fall and winter clothes. I love to layer them. Of course it is not as cold here as it was back in Chitown. I look forward to heartier meals, spending more time with my sons. Looking forward to the new Fall season on the teevee!


One of things I really enjoy is the waterfowl that is already arriving at our little lake.

For some it is football season. What do you look forward to at this time of year?

Welcome to the Wednesday Coffee Hour here on Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can talk about what’s going on in our worlds.

Everyone is welcome to discuss all topics of conversation and to post photos.

Pull up a seat and share!

Earlier this week I was pleasantly surprised not once but twice!

Follow me over the squiggle?

Oregon Gal & Horace!

My very pleasant surprise Sunday - Oregon Gal, Horace, Kevin the Socialist Duckstick and his friend Gordy stopped by to see me! They tiptoed through our remodeling mess. Arriving about an hour after the dry wall hanger had left.

Turkey 2013-14

Another surprise is that a wild turkey has shown up.

Turkey 2013-14

 Here she is near my neighbors Oregan Ducks banner. Go Beavers! ;)

Henny heading up to roost

I am unsure if it is Henny the Turkey from last winter who roosted in our tree over the lake. Hope so, she was a sweet Turkey.


It is #boobiewednesday. Do a Self Breast Exam and #KickCancer!


Flowers, Little Things

“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning.

You have to love.

You have to feel.

It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
                                                                            ― Louise Erdrich

Originally posted to Street Prophets on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 10:20 AM PDT.

Also republished by Pink Clubhouse, Daily Kos Oregon, Koscadia, and PacNW Kossacks.

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