As Lovely as Ever

  As picturesque as ever, the Rayleigh Mill stands tall behind a screen of bright berries. A breathtaking day, with a crisp chill in the air. Nearby, we found a new crop of local apples waiting for us in the local greengrocers. Autumn!

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Bright Bursts

There’s a lot of grey around Thundersley today. We’ve had a bit of rain, but mostly it’s just grey enough to make the first red leaves look really bright. I know that compared with the riotous autumn colours in other places, this is tame, but it’s certainly enough to make my heart glow.

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Art in Bloom

Our neighbourhood gardens are being cut back as the flowers die off and we start preparing for winter. But a few hearty blooms still hang in there, and they seem all the lovelier for their tenacity! Just look at the delicate lilac tips on the petals of this dahlia – she certainly lives up to…

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Perfectly Sunday

Yesterday’s fog is long gone, and this morning dawned bright and clear. With golden sunshine streaming in on us, we decided to take advantage of the day. We drove down to the seafront (aka the River Thames) where we stopped at a few of our favourite places, simply to enjoy the view. First stop was…

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Morning Fog

Uh oh, our golden sunshine has been obscured by thick fog — still seasonal, but not so energizing. As a northern California native, I am familiar with fog, though it comes in differently there. Here it rises from the earth, while the California fog comes rolling in from the the ocean. (It’s especially beautiful as…

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Love that Fox!

Instead of the woods, I headed to the mall this morning with my two favourite walking companions. My buddy picked out his own cutest-ever backpack to go with his new blue Kickers (which are to-die-for kids shoes for those of you who don’t know) — he’ll be starting preschool very soon, and as of today he’s…

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On my Path

The beautiful weather continues and my resolve to get back to my 10,000 steps a day is strengthening and gaining momentum. This morning was a repeat of yesterday — up the road, through the playing fields and down the lane past the horses. 5,000 steps logged by midmorning, with plenty of time left for more walking over…

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