Like this little creek from my walk today with the poochachos, I think this blog post may meander a bit. That’s a bit how this Thanksgiving break from work has gone. I told you about Friday in my last post. Yesterday found me breaking out of lack of physical activity to tackle the leaves from my horrible sycamore tree. I forgot to take a “before” picture, but this shot from my 365 project 3 years ago will give you the idea with the amount of leaves from one tree I have to deal with:
After I finished cleaning the front yard, I treated my daughter and myself to a guilty pleasure:
Okay, I’ll cop to it: I read all of the Twilight books. I’m not one of those “obsessed” people, but I did enjoy the story.
Today found me disbelieving it is already Sunday and that means the return to work tomorrow. Where did the Thanksgiving break go? The weather was still reasonably warm today and the dogs really needed a good walk, so off we went. We headed out to our walk along the powerlines. Many of the hurdles of broken trees and limbs had been thankfully removed. As we entered the field that leads to the powerline path,
in the distance, at the top of the ridge, I saw what I at first thought were just people. They seemed to be too tall and rather fast moving to be folks on a walk like me. They disappeared into that stand of trees on the left of the shot before I could get nearer for a closer inspection. Then I realized what I had been seeing:
people on horseback! There were LOTS of tracks like this along our route today, and I think Teddy smelled every one of them. Other interesting sights along our walk included:
the final resting place for a bouquet of helium balloons, and these:
They look like some sort of pine cone, don’t they? Except they were on a tree completely barren of needles. I didn’t think pine trees ever lost ALL of their needles in one season, do they?
We came around toward one of the last really wooded parts of our walk (I feel like I show you this view rather often, but I love the tunnel-like look and how it changes with the seasons)
The walk was kind of muddy, and the dogs never missed the opportunity to tromp through the puddles rather than go around them. They came back dirty and tired, but it was all good.
Now I’ve meandered back to where I began the day – sitting at the computer, keeping up with all of you in the blogosphere. Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us! I’m going to try my best not to get to rattled by it all and to stay up with my blog and yours as we enter this busiest of seasons. Speaking of seasons, Scott’s Fours Seasons assignment is due in about a month! Did you remember to take pictures for it? I did, and will be bringing you that post very soon.