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Apple Treats

Dropped off some apples for my buddies for their Thanksgiving treat. Such beautiful creatures & not even phased by the snow coming down.

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Snowy Walk

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The white stuff is still coming down, so it was just a short walk this morn for me.. and besides, I have pies to bake for turkey day. Are you all ready for the holiday? Our temps are predicted to plummet to the single digits over the next couple of mornings.. ugh ugh 😦 too chilly to be out walking — even for me. And though I knew I’d have shoveling awaiting me when I returned home, it was still a good walk.  Stay warm!

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What a Hoot

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I think bird watchers will agree anytime you spot an owl is a good day.  But for me spotting my first snowy owl of the season was a real hoot and a great day!

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Most years, at least some snowy owls fly south from their arctic breeding grounds to spend the white season here in New England, and found ~~ (if you’re lucky enough) in their favorite habitats…. coastal marshes or open country, and often near saltwater. As I’m generally out there walking along the beaches and marsh daily during the winter, I’m always on the lookout for this wonderful bird. I’ve only ever been lucky four other times in past seasons, so spotting one for me is a real treasure.

Corn Shucker

Spotted at farmers market this summer. This little bandit swiped an ear of corn from one of our vendors and then ducked out of site with it.. so he thought 🙂 LOL

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Love Locks

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It was a great thing in this world where so many bad things are happening, to see this expression of love and goodwill. Portland’s famed Love Locks fence on Commercial Street, where once you could find hundreds of padlocks meant to symbolize everlasting affection, but after three years the powers that be– deemed the leaning fence unsafe, thus removing it 😦  I’m glad to have these few shots in remembrance of a little bit of Paris right here in our Portland.

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Remembrance

Remembrance.

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What are we remembering? We remember that by the signing of the Armistice at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 marking the end of World War I, more than 20 million from over 26 countries were dead.

When you see the simple and humble poppy, think about the sacrifice of ALL the veterans, from all branches of service, who have come before you and the ones that will follow. Though poppies grow, we should not sleep. We should remain vigilant and always remember… On this Veterans Day, take a two minute moment of silence at 11 a.m. as a sign of respect for all those unsung heroes we have lost.

Powerful

Unbelievable winds!

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