100 Word Challenge: Fall

This Saturday, I had a rare chance to spend nearly the entire day with my grown-up daughter. That morning we, along with about 1,000 other people, participated in a community event to help raise awareness for suicide prevention. After the walk, we had a lovely lunch, dining on fresh seafood and mimosas. Then, as we […]

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100 Word Challenge: Sleep

woods in autumn foliage

The summer between high school and college, I lived in Tennessee with my mom and step-dad in a little house in the middle of the woods. Well, it felt like the middle of the woods, but it was really only a bit off the beaten path. There were lots of trees and very few neighbors, so […]

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100 Word Challenge: Share

candy corn

I love the fall of the year. The weather gets cooler, mornings are crisp and light, evenings beg for thick sweaters. Football kicks off – crowds gather to cheer their favorites, tailgating before the big games. The leaves turn to orange, yellow, scarlet and gold. The tourist go home and my beach is returned to […]

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Because I’m beautiful

October, the harbinger of fall, is more than half over. Fall foliage has reached and maybe passed its peak colors. Bold reds and oranges, bright yellow and purples – the different hues rival any rainbow. Yet… here in Florida, where temps are still summer-ish, and the majority of our trees stay green year-round, we have […]

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Cold feet

wool socks

In the Land of Perpetual Summer, football weather means flip-flops and tank tops. Where pumpkin spice lattes are served over ice with paper tiki hut umbrellas and barbecues are fired up year ‘round, autumn comes late. There is no Technicolor foliage transformation to mark the change of seasons. Fall arrives when the wool socks come […]

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Fall foliage

fall foliage

Photosynthesis Refashioning chlorophyll Changing green to red *Photo venue: Lenior City, TN. I grew up in East Tennessee, in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Fall in the mountains is absolutely beautiful. Every possible shade of red, gold, orange, and purple can be seen. It’s breathtaking. Here in Florida… pine and palm trees are the […]

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