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Sunday!!!

The weather has been absolutely beautiful.  The air has been clear and cool.  The sky has been a sea of endless blue.  It has been the perfect weather for relaxing in a hammock.  I couldn’t think of a better way to spend this past Sun…day afternoon!  How did you spend your Sun…day?

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This post is part of two weekly challenges…The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge…Sun as well as the Blogging Challenge: A to Z April Challenge.

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Two Subjects…Obscured!

Two Subjects…A window with an Obscured view…offered up for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge and the A to Z April Challenge!  Now that’s what I call being mindful of margin

How often is our view of life obscured by one view or another…oh to have clarity of thought and vision on that which fills my mind.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fall

This weeks WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Fall

The first signs that Fall has arrived in Southeast Texas are not the cooler temperatures or the leaves falling from the trees.  Our first sign that Fall has arrived are the enormous bins of pumpkins that appear overnight at the local grocer or produce stand. 

Muskee de Provence

These particular pumpkins are referred to as Cinderella Pumpkins.  They come in a variety of colors; the orange and green shown here, light blue and green as well as striped.  Pumpkins with this shape are also known as heirloom pumpkins and are wonderful addition to a fall harvest display(shameless foreshadowing).

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion” Henry David Thoreau

Related Posts:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fall (Fenland Photos)
Weekly Photo Challenge: Fall (Flickr comments by Fizztext)
Weekly Photo Challenge: Fall ( Incredible Lightness of Seeing
Weekly Photo Challenge: Fall (busyellebee.wordpress.com)
Weekly Photo Challenge: Fall (Spirit Lights the Way)
Weekly Photo Challenge: Fall (Walk a Mile in my Shoes)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured

This weeks WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured

Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

Salty Pretzel Rods
Melted White Chocolate
Crushed Peppermint Candies
Melt, Dip, Sprinkle,
Leave to dry on waxed paper
Store in an airtight container

Add some Texture to your Life:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture (FlickrComments.wordpress.com)
Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture (petalpusher.wordpress.com)
Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured (island traveler)
Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture (staceyarcher.wordpress.com)
Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture (nrhatch.wordpress.com)
Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture (huffygirl.wordpress.com)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Path

Here is this weeks WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Path

Here is a glimpse down a path that has existed for 300 years…well certainly not the bricks but the path between the oaks.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Path

 
 
 Oak Alley
 
The double row of live oaks were planted in the early 18th century.  The canopied path is approximately 800 feet long.  The trees are believed to be 300 years old.  
 
  They were planted long before the current home was built.  But now they grace the front lawn of Oak Alley Plantation.
I have been giving this path a bit of thought and my mind has wandered to the days, years and even centuries past. 
 
 I can imagine at one time this breathtaking entrance was filled with the comings and goings of  horse-drawn carriages.  Handsomely dressed Gentlemen and elegantly dressed Ladies arriving for lawn parties or evening soirees.
 
I can imagine there have been more than a handful of Southern Belles courted by southern gentlemen as they sat and enjoyed a mint julep on the veranda. 
 
I can also imagine the difficult lives of the men and women who worked this plantation.  There were fewer who worked it out of desire than those who were enslaved to it. 
 
I can imagine the armies camped out under the trees and the home housing the officers of the North or the South. 
 
I can imagine the tears that have been shed over the years for lost love and loved ones lost.
 
Oak Alley has stood the test of time and she is a Grande Dame still holding court on the banks of the Mississippi River
 
Until next time! … À la prochaine!  

 
 
 

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