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Fall Colours

Went out for a walk today, and saw the very colourful leaves. They’re mostly yellow, but there are some red and orange, and some are still green. Here are a few pictures.

The weather is great today, and no wind. The leaves won’t last long, though. And there’s usually a bit of snow in October, so I’m expecting some within the next month.

I’m actually not a big fan of this season. To me, it means winter is coming, and that’s cold. I don’t like feeling cold. Give me summer or tropical weather all year. I could definitely live in a tropical place.

How’s your fall (or spring for those of you in the southern hemisphere)?

A Day in the Country

Today, we spent the day at our close friends’ house east of the city, and their home is surrounded by trees. We had hot dogs for dinner, and we cooked them over a fire. But I took a few pictures, since we don’t get out of the city often.

Leaves are already starting to change colour
A new trail that they created.
A young peacock that they have as a pet.
A male turkey and a chicken.
This female turkey seemed to like me.
The tree is looking at you!

Do you live in or near the country? Or do you spend most of your time in the city?

It’s Green, and I Like It

The last few days wouldn’t convince anyone it’s spring. It’s been a mere three degrees the last three days, but finally above ten today. Yesterday, out in the cold, I did see one sign of spring: green leaves. 


Looking nice! In the past week, it’s become very green here. But the cold weather is over, at least for now. Just look at this forecast. 


It’s going to be hot next week! Three days of twenty-seven to twenty-eight degrees. Wow!

How’s the weather in your part of the world?

A Few Minutes to Spare and Relax

I’d arrived quite early for work, so I went to the nearby park to sit and read for a few minutes. This is what I was treated to at the park.

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Beautiful, isn’t it? The colours were so vivid, and the weather is amazing. Sunny and warm in the middle of November.

As I sat and read, I realised how easily I could get into the book. It was so relaxing, and despite the colourful sight, I could immerse myself into the book. The time passed so quickly, I couldn’t believe how twenty minutes could have gone just like that. I need to do this more often.

Where do you go to read? Is there somewhere you can relax and get lost in a book? Let me know in the comments below.

Changes

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As you can see, the leaves are changing colour here in Japan. But there are some other changes happening, and some I need to do.

What’s happening has a lot to do with my daughter. She’s approaching three years old, and the biggest change is her ability to speak. She’s getting more conversational all the time. She’s also getting quite defiant when she doesn’t get what she wants.

There are some things I’d like to change, though.

First, I want to change how and when I write. Any moment I have alone, I should try writing, unless I’m too tired. Mornings when I’m by myself and lunch breaks at work may be the best.

Second, I need to get more reading time in. I tend to read only on the train and sometimes during lunch breaks. I should read at night before I go to bed. I’d get much more read. Maybe I’ll make my 30 book challenge next year.

Another change is that I want to spend more time in the countryside. Trees would be nice.

And so, here are some maple trees for you.

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What do you want to change in your routine?