Friday, October 23, 2009
We arrived home about 1;30 P.M. today (Thurs.), after retrieving Luckie from her spa, and enduring the nearly 4-hour drive. It really wasn't monsoon level, but after such a wet year, including our 1000-year ice storm, it seems like it.
Even in the rain, the landscape was beautifully wrapped in its coat of many colors.
Wednesday morning I left LaQuinta Inn at dawn for the pathology lab to complete tests ordered by the endocrinologist before my appointment at 1:15 p.m. A beautiful sunrise greeted me as I approached my car so I flipped out my Canon and captured it. In a large city there is not nearly the scenic sunrise setting as in a rural or marine setting, but city folks deserve a beautiful sunrise, too.
I passed the lovely Maple Park Cemetery en route to my destination, thanks to Jezebel, my nagging GPS. She really is a pain when I refuse her suggested route: "at one tenth mile take a right and then a left," or "make U-turn immediately." Geez! a U-turn in the middle of a roundabout?! Whose smarter or safer, Jeze or me??? These are instructions Jezebel uses to coerce me to her designated route.
But today I obeyed her every word and was rewarded with this lovely find of a picturesque old cemetery in autumn blazing glory of hundreds of maple trees.
Following my afternoon appointment, I headed to the cemetery. I was so pleased it had paved paths wide enough for two vehicles, as well as a few gravel paths. A busload of visitors were enjoying the serene beauty. I could easily stop and exit the SUV, take a few photos, and move on, to repeat the procedure.
Today I'm posting two out of about 70 cemetery photos, plus a reminder we drove home in monsoon weather!!! I hope these photos enlarge, if desired. I scheduled these posts and cannot consistently check them until they are published.
I hope all of you have lovely weekends. We are leaving for Little Rock Monday after (1) I do TeleCare, (2) repair man fixes ice dispenser, (3) I have a special council meeting, (4) we deliver Luckie back to the spa (5)and hopefully I have washed enough clothes to pack, all before noon.
We will bed driving south in Arkansas so I'm hoping for more autumn color. It is peak color in the northern tier of counties. The progression south is fascinating to me. I watched the same progression from Baltimore to South Carolina 40 years ago.