Walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside. Elizabeth von Arnim


Thursday, October 07, 2021

This morning

was a copy of yesterday.
60 degrees, cloudy, and fog off in the distance.

Sunrise 7:20
๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Walked 6 miles ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ

Walked up and down the main road in town and when it was light
walked around the cemeteries, the ball park, and some more around town.

Saw a bunch of straw in the town pond and wondered
what was up with that.

Rebecca was wondering the same thing,
but Joy had the answer for us.
Barley hay is put in ponds to control the algae.

Three women were walking around the cemetery.
Two with strollers and one walking a dog.
I've seen them a couple times now and they are just getting
started when I'm leaving.

Stopped to talk to a woman who was walking her dog
around the ball park.
Her name is Jennifer and she lives at the lake.
Not sure if it is part time or year round.
We must have talked for 10 minutes or more.
She was so nice!
Hopefully she'll be back walking around here again.

Top leaves are from a Red Bud tree but don't know
about the other two leaves.
Thought they were different to see the three different colors on the same leaf.

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Stairs Picture Number 11
At the Drane house

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Did the usual morning routine around the house.
Ken went to work on the road.
He has made a little bridge.
I didn't get out there to look at it though but will tomorrow.

No sun today, just clouds and a drizzle now and then.
We went for a little ride this afternoon
along some country roads.

Started a jigsaw puzzle!
Just got the border done.
It has 1000 pieces and is called 
Moving In.

Kind of a lazy day for me.
Thanks for stopping by.
A happy Thursday to you. ๐Ÿ™‚
๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป‍๐Ÿฆณ happyone ❤️

There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, 
and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, 
as now in October.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne -


Lowcarb team member said...

I do like the different colours on those leaves.

That pumpkin looks good on the stairs, it adds nicely to the photograph.

All the best Jan

Tom said...

...sometimes they put a special straw/hay in ponds to help clean up algae. The bottom two leaves look like flowering pear. Enjoy your fall Karen.

Vee said...

The other day, I did a part of the puzzle you shared with us. Twenty-three minutes later, I had the stairs done. I am obviously not the finest at putting puzzles together. If I could have saved it, I would have to continue to the end.

Those leaves have spectacular colors on them. It does look unusual to have so many colors on one leaf.

I loved hearing about the barley for algae control. I have a couple of people I am going to share this information with.

Rose said...

Those are my favorite steps so far! I think it is partly the pumpkin.

Nellie said...

Pretty leaves! I hadn’t heard of that use for straw before.

Hill Top Post said...

The Drane House stairs are now my favorite, and will be hard to beat. How can a simple leaf be so beautiful? But it is!

William Kendall said...

I would not have known that about hay.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Straw on the water.

God bless.

Hootin Anni said...

Love the leaves & steps. Artful photo of the steps ...I did not know that about barley and algae.

eileeninmd said...

Pretty view of the pond, it is good they are taking care of the algae. The leaves are pretty. We are working on a Audubon puzzle with birds and some flowers. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Barley hay for algae!!!

Love the leaf with the red around the edge! Amazing...

Also love those stairs...

Beautiful Hawthorn quote... Have never seen it before.

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Rae said...

I meant to tell you the other day, that I did your stair puzzle and rather enjoyed doing it. I do like this picture of stairs as well - simple and an appropriate pumpkin in place. The one leaf with the multiple layered colors is unusual. Ranee (MN)

Bill said...

The pumpkin adds a little spice to your photo.

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Granny Marigold said...

That's so interesting that barley straw gives off something that inhibits the growth of algae. Good thing someone knew about that and could solve the mystery.