A Year on Clear Lake-Oct 12, 2013

Autumn Gray–October 12, 2013

Autumn is settling in more each day. Brown and gray palettes pushing the green and blue ones aside.

I was away from the area most all of today. At left is a photo of the morning sky when I left with gray clouds building. At right is the evening sky  when I returned, gray clouds dominate.

In the category of Things I Learned This Year: We’re often awestruck by the gorgeous sunrises and breathtaking sunsets. Like stopping to smell the roses, we pause briefly to admire these beautiful celestial events, and congratulate ourselves for loving nature. However,  there is no on/off switch. Nature is always on, always delivering, but sadly, we usually dismiss the things that happen in between the show stopping sun-ups and sundowns. Locked away in offices and cubicles, we are caught up in the melodrama of our lives, our jobs, and our relationships. Meanwhile, some of the most amazing sights are unfolding just outside our doors. Lesson learned-Get outside as often as possible–in the morning, at lunch, on breaks, in the evening. Take every opportunity possible to discover the natural world you’ve been missing.

Green Thought: “I closed my eyes, took a deep breath, and filled myself up with the breeze from the valley. Then I let it out slow so it could get back to its travels, with a little bit of me added to it.” Katherine Hannigan, Ida B. . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World