Thursday, October 10, 2013

Seasons, They Change.

Walking outside my Dad ran across  an amazing siteDSC02806.  We occasionally have turtles near the ponds near our house but this one was huge!  His clawed feet were as big as my handDSC02807.  He was tagged…we moved him with the help of a neighbor and his wheel barrow to a safe spot near a large pond away from the streetDSC02808.  Slow as these creatures appear they have a way of getting where they want to go…he was back in the smaller pond a few days later.  Change is like that..sometimes it seems it will never come or is very slow then…it’s upon you.  My African brother Joseph came for a visit that was like that…before I knew it he was back in the airport leaving us againDSC02810.  My heart was aching to see him go but I thought our other dear friend from Ireland would be around so that would help.  All too soon he was leaving tooDSC02811.  Now we’ve no company and the season is changing at lastDSC02813.  There’s a bite in the air that the sun doesn’t take away nowDSC02815.  There’s a golden hue to the sun now that whispers of fallDSC02816.  Kids don’t have as long to play outside…but still try to hang on to the daysDSC02817.  Sun fades quickly nowDSC02819but still the kids play on…DSC02820.  Fact is a friend of Gabby’s friend invited us for his 8th birthdayDSC02821and it was the perfect fall day for itDSC02822.  Falls’ last blossoms are bloomingDSC02823.  Leaves are changing colorDSC02824.  Yellow is our most prevalent fall color hereDSC02825.  We may not have all the reds of some places but we do yellow rightDSC02826.  Some mornings are cool enough to bite the leaves and try to dampen the leaves beauty…rotting the edges…still I think it’s a frame of a nice picture stillDSC02827.  Observe the speckles…change is comingDSC02829but we can often observe season’s change and miss change God has in mind for us.  Take courage my friends, whatever season it may appear to be you are in the hands of God.

16 comments:

  1. Change is sure coming . Were moving into the Northern Hemisphere . . I saw the big dipper tonight so love and bright and was reminded of that. We have had a wonderful Autumn like you have Joe.
    Its been amazng .. Every site ,and scent. That turtle just blows me away. .

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    1. He was magnificent Lisa! A real treat to see. I've noticed the Big Dipper too...one of my all time favorite constellations in fact!

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  2. Hi Joe, great post and photos. I love turtles.

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    1. Thank you Linda. I love turtles too!

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  3. Oh my gosh is that an Alligator Snapping Turtle?? Seriously that's what they're called I think. Awesome!

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    1. His mouth opened wide when we lifted him up to take him across the street...I think he could give one heck of a bite!

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  4. Awesome turtle Joe. I am glad you got such good pictures of it. All of the pictures are great.

    Fall is slow getting here this year. We have had a dry summer and the leaves are not changing. they are just falling off the trees.

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    1. That was a cooperative turtle when it came to photos...moving...well, not so much. We've had fall seasons like that with the leaves. We are fortunate it's being quite beautiful this year...only because the early snow missed us I think.

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  5. Great post. Goodbyes are not my favorite. I am fascinated by the turtle. I bet you had to be careful not to get clawed or bit. I love Fall with the changes in nature. Nice photos Joe.

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    1. That turtle blew me away but you're right he was quite capable of defending himself. I've taken smaller ones off the road before...they clawed and tried to bite the whole time I had them in my hand. This guy likely could have taken my hand right off. It is beautiful now...that's one nice thing though winter is approaching. Thanks for your comments Toodie.

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  6. Ur friends come and go Joe even the turtle.
    but such friends stay inside ur heart.
    i know how that feels.
    far away friends can mean so much for a person
    we had a Sunny day although weatherforecast said rain..
    They were SOOOOOO wrong haha
    have a nice sunday Joe and also for ur family.
    MJ

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    1. Don't you love when they get a bad forecast wrong? Awesome!

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    2. ansltly Joe The more the better. But not the other way around..lol

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    3. Well we got a lot more rain does that count?

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  7. I never would have believed one of those turtles could survive in your area with the winters. Fall is a time for reflection. Your photos and thoughts seem that way. I just wish I could stay focused, but I seem to be all over the place and never really getting anything accomplished. I am so bad I can spend hours looking for apps trying to make my computer time more effecent instead of just getting the work done. I think I am one of those people that needs to have their ipod taken from them for awhile to focus back on my other work. Anyway my friend the cold nights have arrived, but having pleasant days. Hope you are having the same.

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    1. The gloom has returned today...not too surprised...'tis the season after all. Today I feel hopeful though the weather is claustrophobic. My ipod will be playing music in the background but I don't know how much work I'll be getting done today.

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