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Oct 30th, 2003, 12:17 AM
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Share The Beauty...

Boy! The Northern Lights are putting on a spectacular show tonight! Maybe has to do with that solar flare..but really takes your breath away and makes you realize there are higher forces at work.

How about in your little piece of the world? What did you see today to make you stop and be glad you're alive and where you are?
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Oct 30th, 2003, 12:57 AM
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While walking to work today I saw a flock of geese flying on their way south for the winter! It's really amazing how they line up in a V formation!
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Oct 30th, 2003, 04:22 AM
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The beauty of the turning leaves as I drove around today. Also a birdbath full of robins. They have been gone from this area for at least a month. These are just travelers on their way south.
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Oct 30th, 2003, 05:25 AM
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Here in the West Indies we had a beautiful sunset over the ocean, which was calm as a lake. After sundown, we had a wonderful lightening show all night. We, too, wondered if it had anything to do with the solar storm.
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Oct 30th, 2003, 05:45 AM
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i drove through shinnecock hills golf course around sun-up this morning. looking at the leaves turning and thinking just how different the scene will be in june when they play the u.s. open there.
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Oct 30th, 2003, 06:05 AM
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It rained again last night and everything in Sicily is becoming lush and green. The weather was clear and crisp this morning with a little snow atop Mt. Etna and a little puff of smoke billowing out, set against the pink backgroud of sunrise. Its a sight to see.
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Oct 30th, 2003, 06:41 AM
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Was on the beach here in Naples, Florida for my walk/jog this morning by 7:45. The tide was out, the sky is clear, the humidity is down, the temperature is right at 70, the sun was shining, the tiny waves were barely lapping, the pelicans were feeding, the birds were flying. Yea, it's a great day.
Oh yes, I did stop for my Starbuck's skinny latte afterwards.
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Oct 30th, 2003, 09:51 AM
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Last Thursday evening I took a bus going west, and the sunset colors were gorgeous, right in front of me. Tonight I'm going to the same class, although I don't expect the sunset to be always that spectacular. San Franciso, bus #2 "sunset"
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Oct 30th, 2003, 11:01 AM
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After about a week of fire and smoke in my area of Los Angeles County, last night I went in the yard to water down the lavender fields and saw the sky was clear and the stars were twinkling. I sat in the garden and smelled the perfume of the lavender which was mixed with the smell of smoke and just thought how fragile life and beauty can be. I was grateful to be sitting where I was and prayed for all of those whose lives have been changed by the ravages of the fire storms. I just had the strongest feeling that Love is there even though it may be hidden behind smoke and hate for a while.
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Oct 30th, 2003, 12:20 PM
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Here in central New Hampshire it's a sunny, cool day, temps in the 50's - quite a change from the 4" of snow and 25 degrees we had last week. The leaves are well past peak color, but there are a few flame red maples still hanging on. Flocks of geese have been passing over head, and I've got to get my firewood in the basement. A beautiful time of year! Since it's clear today, maybe we'll see the light show tonight.
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Oct 30th, 2003, 12:30 PM
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I always love looking out the window here at work. My office is located several miles outside of town and our building backs up to land that is owned by a stable that breeds/raises/boards horses.

From my office window, I can often see these lovely creatures frolicking in the wide-open field. It always makes me smile. They are out right now, as a matter of fact . . . probably because the weather here today (central Oklahoma) is beautiful . . . about 80 degrees under an endless pale blue sky with white clouds.

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Oct 30th, 2003, 12:41 PM
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It's bright and sunny, the northeast wind is blowing and the falling leaves are swirling on the street. Birds seem to be flying sideways and the clouds are moving very fast in a southerly direction. A school bus just stopped outside my office window and a class of small children on a field trip to the nearly museum huddled against the wind, colorful mufflers wrapped around them and warm mitten and hats. I love the Pac.NW at this time of year.
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Oct 30th, 2003, 03:12 PM
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What a nice thought you had klondike, to start this thread...

Ok...I'm near Barb in the Pacific NW and looking out my office window my lovable German Shepherd just walked through a grove of huge Douglas firs, cedars, and maples turning yellow while my neighbor's horses graze in the background. Even though in exactly a week we're off to Spain for 3 weeks, I always love coming back to the natural beauty around me here.

Have a great day, everyone!
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Oct 30th, 2003, 05:36 PM
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The frost is not yet on the pumkin, the only spooks so far are on Tv..tommorrow the gouls will arrive. Oh blondie. sent me some lavender, my pot awaits.
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Oct 30th, 2003, 06:57 PM
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This morning while I was doing my routinal walk around the trail of the golf club in the base, the sun was shining, the birds were singings, the squirrells were playfully chasing each other up and down the trees, the Blue Angels were practicing their stunts on the nearby flight line,for the base open house this weekend, I felt so peaceful and thankful of my everyday comfortable routine.
Thankful, that I was able to walk, run, and doing simple natural things that some people because of health problems were not able to do it.
A quote from Marcus Aurelius, the famous, gentle, philosophic Roman Emperor came to my mind:
"When you arise in the morning, think of what a Precious Privilege is to be Alive, to breath, to Think, to enjoy, to Love...."
Have a Good Night...

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Oct 30th, 2003, 08:00 PM
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Yesterday my kids pointed out how the sun had turned a bright orange. All the smoke in the air had changed the sky and amongst all of the trajedy, the sun looked so beautiful.
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Oct 30th, 2003, 08:19 PM
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The Fall is winding down, the colors so reminiscent of Italy, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, sap green, are starting to fade...except for the brilliant, unnamed gold color set against the dark Black Walnut trees in my backyard. The soft pile of leaves stirred little in my courtyard as the tiny Bluebird sought it's dinner while the squirrels chased one another over my red roof.
The early sky was so blue it looked like crisp winter sky. It didn't stay long as the grey, somber clouds moved in to spend the day. It was just a lovely day.
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Oct 31st, 2003, 01:43 AM
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Trick or treat!

We had rain here in London last night and so many leaves have come down now. I was afraid that was going to happen - I planned to nip to Cambridge to take in the fall colours this weekend. Oh well, we managed to get some gorgeous shots of trees in Hyde Park last weekend.

What an unexpected joy it was to read this thread this morning with my morning Pret coffee!
 
Oct 31st, 2003, 11:15 AM
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Well, I have to jump in because today we are having really beautiful weather here in Toronto. 20 C! And I have the day off!
The sun is shining, the sky is blue, and the trees are still blazing red, gold and orange. I live in an old neighbourhood with Victorian houses and plenty of trees, and I just had a lovely walk enjoying the crisp autumn atmosphere. I love the earthy scent of decaying leaves. This is fall weather at its best.
Happy Halloween, everyone!
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Oct 31st, 2003, 02:04 PM
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What a lovely thread. Autumn has reached Gainesville, Florida, in subtle ways. It can get quite cold in December and January, but for now the sky is a denser blue, the air feels lighter, the nights are cooler, shadows longer, but we still have sunny warm afternoons. My garden, finally finished after six years, invites a multitude of butterflies floating on light breezes, and bees hum happily as they make their final collections. The fall flowers are mostly yellow, with some purples and oranges, a mixed palate made more brilliant by the clear air. I?ve quit my hideous job and now have time to stroll about the garden, clipping the faded blooms, listening to the fountain bubbling in my tiny pond. These shorter days remind our biology of lean days coming, so I will build a fire tonight in the patio chiminea to hold back the chill for a bit longer. The cats will make their evening check around the perimeter and all will be well. To anyone who is troubled or grieving, my prayers and thoughts are with you; to those whose lives are, for now, quiet and satisfying, enjoy and appreciate these days!
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