Hello spring

Rosie Blog

Good morning, its a beautiful Saturday morning as i welcome spring on a new month. Happy September, as it one of my favourite month and its bring my favourite season SPRING PEOPLE. I wish you guys a wonderful spring and enjoy this wonderful month. You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.

As Charles said “In Spring, everything is full of promise…. The child sporting upon the lawn, and the season, sympathize together, and nature rejoices in her virgin loveliness”. ~Charles Lanman

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Merry Christmas 2017!!


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I want to take a quick moment and wish all of those celebrating a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I hope you have a wonderful day with friends and family!  Take time today to show those in your life how much you appreciate and love them.  Eat some good food and be thankful.  Merry Christmas!

Today’s Featured Blog…Discovering Sooz!

Discovering Sooz

I love Halloween as an adult, I love it as much as giving sweeties to kids who knock at the door, decorating a little, and doing some face paint or other.

However, that is where it ends.

My first experience of Halloween as a child that I remember, is going to an event in the middle of nowhere, meant for children, I was about 5. I was dressed up as a little witch, bin-bag and all. My little bob cut and a broom.

Then it came to spooky stories by the fire, I was listening intently, partly due to my hearing problems, I couldn’t hear a fucking word. Then some devil incarnate, jumped out on me from behind, it was lucky I was potty trained, as otherwise that would have been messy, instead I screamed and cried until my Mum took me home, said devil was mortified, and tried everything…

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Layers of Autumn

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

Layers of drops on layers of leaves

As the autumnal equinox makes its mark today on the Northern Hemisphere, (Fall is here), I’m sharing these photos of layers of leaves.

Layers of Yellow Leaves

Fall is my favorite time of year, and this week the unseasonably cool weather brought a hint of Autumn to Northern California. I am so ready.

Layers of Fallen Autumn Leaves

I got some good news this week about my job as a university lecturer, and peace, along with the Fall-like weather, just seemed to descend upon me after a few weeks of dealing with uncertainty.

Today, as this blog posts, I am spending the morning with 80 university students playing various games and engaging in some fun water sports and activities at the Aquatic Center, enjoying the layers of leisure.

Students engage in dual kayaking for a leisure class. Students engage in dual kayaking for a leisure class.

These images are from last year’s play day. And yes, I get paid for this!

Layers and reflections of water craft

Posting for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge,

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12 reasons why I don’t like autumn.

Lucky Otters Haven

ugly_autumnIn my neck of the woods, this is what Autumn looks like.

Yesterday was the first cool-ish day we’ve had since May.   While the lower temperature felt nice, I also noticed for the first time that some of the trees are beginning to change colors.  It was also overcast and gloomy, and I realized that my SAD symptoms have kicked in full bore.   I just felt like crawling into bed to escape from the sadness I felt.   After winter, fall is my least favorite season.   Here are 12 reasons why I hate it.

1.  Around here, the “changing colors” just means the trees change from green to brown to bare.  A few turn this unattractive shade of deep maroon or this dirty looking yellow, but unless you go up to the Parkway, we really don’t get the brilliant fall colors you see in places further north…

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TOP 30 Things I Love about FALL!

30 Faves of Fall!! That beats my list by twenty! lol


Fall is my favorite season for so many reasons,

Here are  reasons I LOVE Fall.

Autumn Leaves
Comfy Clothes
Crisp Air
Cozy FireS

The Weather
Hot Chocolate
Cozy Sweaters
Pumpkin Pie
Apple Crumble
Carving Pumpkins
Fall Fruits and Vegetables
Halloween Candy

Family Time
The Calm Before the Holiday Season
Dressing Up for Halloween

Finding the Perfect Pumpkin
Christmas Is Almost Upon Us
New TV Shows
Cinnamon Candles

Hoodie Sweat Shirts
Caramel Apples
Rainy Days
Pumpkin Spice Lattes
Everything Seems More Mysterious
Apple Cider

But I would have to say that my ALL-TIME Favorite thing about Fall is that life seems to SLOW DOWN and get really Comfy this time of year.

So today, I am going to talk about some really fun ways to S.T.O.P. and enjoy life a little bit more. 

It really is true in life that “Slow and steady really does win the…

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Fall is Upon Us – My Favorite Time of Year!

As some of you may know, I was born in western Massachusetts and have had the opportunity to spend time in New England in the fall. There may not be a more beautiful part of the U.S. than New England in the Autumn! Enjoy…



Forest Hills Golf Course

Driving down to Massachusetts today to babysit my youngest grandson I noticed the trees were suddenly bursting with color. They were no longer just green but were now mixed with red, yellow, and orange in a kaleidoscope of beautiful shades. The beauty was so distracting I had to grip the wheel or I found myself daydreaming and wanting to write something. I had to wait until I arrived at my daughter’s house. Luckily my grandson was still sleeping which gave me some moments to start this post.


I love everything about the fall, the changing of the seasons, the incredible beauty as the trees lose their green (chlorophyll), the cool, crispness in the air and the change from barbecuing to oven-prepared foods that are comforting.

Of course I do love the summer but once it is over I welcome the change. The same thing goes for…

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