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Outside in October

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Outside in October

I thought there wouldn’t be an outside post for October since I had been sick or taking care of sick people nearly all month, but when I looked back through my pictures, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I did have some outdoor photos to share with you.  I may not have gotten out much, but I made the most of it!  Enjoy!

Outside in October

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Outside in September

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September has flown by around here.  The beginning was definitely still summer, but now the cooler weather is coming in.  I don’t know if I’m ready or not, but I bought some fleece, I’m ready for pumpkin spice everything now that the autumnal equinox has passed and starting tomorrow, I’m all about the candy corn.  😉  Here are some things I saw outside this month.  It’s been beautiful.

Outside in September

 

Outside in September

 

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Outside in December…and Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas everyone!  I hope you have a lovely holiday.  I wanted to share a few photos from this month with you.  It’ll be no surprise that these are more beach photos.  This little beach is a great place to look for sea glass or just go to stare out at the water when you need a little silence and beauty.

The beach in December

The beach in December

The beach in December

The beach in December

The beach in December

The beach in December

The beach in December

And that’s it from me for this year.  I’ll see you in the new year.  May it be one of peace and blessing.

A Look Back at Winter (Wait…)

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Happy first day of Spring to all you people of the Northern Hemisphere.  Any New England readers?  Yeah, sorry.  It doesn’t feel like spring here.  After trying to be “in the moment” and enjoy winter and all that, I got kind of grumpy yesterday.  But every time I started to complain, that idea that unhappiness often comes from expectations not meeting reality kept swimming to the forefront of my mind.  Maybe I needed to change my expectations.  I have to tell you that I’m not doing a wonderful job of this, but I’m trying to reframe my expectation from, “Spring should be here RIGHT NOW!!!!!” to “Spring will come…someday.”  Like I said, it’s a struggle.

I was preparing a spring-related post for you yesterday when I found these VERY wintry pictures on my camera, some of which were too snowy not to share, so here’s a look back at winter in northeast Massachusetts, where we broke records for snowiest winter, coldest month, longest stretch below freezing, and so on.  And I give all the Canadians and northern New Englanders permission to laugh and say, “Cry me a river–that’s normal for us.”  Southerners, though….if you felt gypped by winter and are really sad you had no snow, please come visit.  You can take some of ours home with you!

A Snowy Winter in Massachusetts

I went with my parents to look at the snow on Crane Beach in Ipswich, Massachusetts.  When I was younger, we lived mostly in the southeastern parts of the US, and I couldn’t fathom the idea that there could be snow on a beach, because beaches were where you went when it was warm.  Even after all these years of living in New England, I still think it’s weird/cool that there can be snow on a beach.

A Snowy Winter in Massachusetts

A Snowy Winter in Massachusetts

A Snowy Winter in Massachusetts

A Snowy Winter in Massachusetts

A Snowy Winter in Massachusetts

A Snowy Winter in Massachusetts

My Dad took this picture of my Mom and me by one of the walls of snow.  We couldn’t believe how high they were!

Now, I’m praying every day for spring.  I hope you are having a wonderful, sunny, lovely, flower-filled spring if you find yourself in the northern half of the world.