Archive for October, 2010

A Glorious Fall Day!

October 24, 2010

Summer is over for real now. The leaves are turning. Kids have been back in school so long they’ve just finished “fall break!” It will be just a matter of weeks before the trees are bare and we begin to think about firewood, blankets and spiced cider. This past weekend was likely to be the last free one we will have for a while, so we made the most of it by getting out and tramping through the woods at Big Hill Pond State Park – a little over an hour’s drive from home. And a world away!

While the trees didn’t offer up the same volume of color one might expect to see in New England, they were pretty enough to make us feel the season.

This is one end of the boardwalk, part of a hiking trail through the Great Dismal Swamp. (It wasn’t all THAT dismal!)

My Sweet Boyfriend thought it would make a neat series of photos if I took shots of him walking into the swamp. It’s kind of interesting….

as he leaves me behind…

and farther behind…


This is the way I like him best! Walking toward me with a big smile on his face.

We had a great time! Took lots of lovely photos. Laughed a lot. Breathed clean, clear air. Life is good!


Thinking Pink

October 22, 2010

I’ve only participated in one charity race event in the past. A “meowathon” to support a local cat rescue organization. With my recent cancer scare, and the discovery of an aggressive form of breast cancer by my boss this summer, participating in this year’s Race for the Cure seems like the thing to do.

As the years march by, an ever-increasing number of friends have faced this damn disease. Every time I turn around, someone else has joined the ranks. Thank God, they are all survivors. That says a lot about the state of medical science these days. But, there’s still no sure-fire cure. If we are ever to realize that dream, we must keep walking, and wearing pink and doing whatever it takes to keep the dollars flowing and the interest high.

If you can consider making a donation to support me in this year’s race, please visit my personal race page.

And watch this space for race pix in a week…give or take a few days.