Today's Flowers: A Thanksgiving Walk

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After Thanksgiving supper, I went for a walk. I left the football to the football people and the creative work to the Creative One and took myself off to the quiet.

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I love holiday quiet in the cold weather. (There is no quiet on major holidays in the warm weather. There are too many things to ignite or to sing about or what have you when the air is warm and the days are long.)

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This time of year, though, there is a safe and serene place that the cold and dark offer together.

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On Thanksgiving, the quiet is palpable. It slows the pulse. It stills the air. The landscape slips under the covers of winter for a good rest. The faded flowers of summer stand sentinel to happy memories.  Everything is good.

Today's Flowers

Comments

  1. What a beautiful walk you have taken me on. Gorgeous photos!!! Thanks so much
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  2. It does feel good to be washed by quiet after being immersed in the frenzy of food and family. It rained here allllll day and then turned to snow flurries that evening. FUN. Our first snow on Thanksgiving Day which is very unusual.

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  3. What a lovely contented post.No wonder really when you start it with angel hair and follow up with splendid solitude. Beautiful.

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  4. A serene post. Very nice to read, especially in places where it is never cold.

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  5. Sandy, lovely words to go with your beautiful photos.

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  6. Anonymous8:55 AM

    Beautiful photos! Love the way you write!

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  7. You are very creative with your photos. I love the last picture most. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  8. These are wonderful shots from your Thanksgiving walk. I love this time of year.

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  9. A marvelous walk, peaceful and serene photographs. I would enjoy a walk such as this. Your photos are a delight.

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  10. your description is poetic and your photos are lovely almost black and white which expresses well the cold!

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  11. I am so glad to know the creative one in your family. The pictures are so soothing. Thank you Sandy.

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  12. What a great walk...The last time I did, a stray dog almost bit me!

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  13. These are gorgeous shots. Love the mild colours!

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  14. aloha,

    i love the photos of these various winter colors


    noel

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  15. Great photos.
    I love your words too.

    Gunilla in Sweden

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  16. Such a poetic homage to quiet and solitude and the riches therein.

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  17. And you've captured the sense of the season so well... a different sort of beauty, but beautiful none the less!! L

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  18. Sounds like you had a wonderful thanksgiving...and that is sooo good. Being thankful and at peace is what it's all about. :)

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  19. Anonymous10:39 PM

    a wonderful idea for a walk after thanksgiving meal. beautiful photos.

    paz

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  20. i can feel the silence from these photos. terrific shots.

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  21. This were beuatiful images, so very significant of this time of the year. I can relate to your words of stillness. I like that too.;)
    xo

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  22. I love that the quiet soothes our souls and no matter how awful things are we are aware of only gratitude

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  23. What a wonderful way to spend Thanksgiving. You've shared some beautiful pictures with us.

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  24. Anonymous12:12 PM

    I keep getting bounced out of here, three times the charm?

    Lovely pics, love the first one the most, so fragile. Happy week, hope everything is going well, G

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  25. Beautiful, Sandy. Downright gorgeous. I love that last tree.

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  26. Tive a sensação de estar aí passaeando também! Bonitas fotos!

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  27. you had a wonderful walk...very peaceful.

    Happy Today's Flower.

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