Love is in the Air

I knew I’d forgotten something bigger than I’d imagined.

Melody

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Love, Love, Love!

NOTE: All photos and videos (including selfies) taken by me on my iPhone 11 camera.

Love has returned due to high demand! I love our neighborhood. It’s that time of year when you must be prepared for any type of weather. And it’s almost trick-or-treating time. Love this time of year. It’ll be weird not to be able to tromp on the trails during the winter…I’ll have to stay off my foot from December 5 until January 16. Will I be able to saunter ever so slowly down the neighborhood trail after that? I hope joy and peace show up before December 5. At least I have love. And the trees will always be there except maybe that one Pine tree that looks like it’s leaning pretty far… have you ever seen a mushroom growing out of a log on its side?

What Did I Forget?

All day yesterday, I knew there was something I had forgotten about, but I wasn’t sure what.

I made it to my favorite tree yay!

I hiked on the Amazon Headwaters trail near my house which I hadn’t done in a while because my feet are messed up, and I haven’t been able to navigate the uneven uphill and then downhill trail I love so much. Instead, I drive to another trail in the woods that I know is flat and easy to navigate. But yesterday, I put caution to the wind, and I trekked up the neighborhood trail past a pumpkin with a sign below it that said to look for 15 small pumpkins, past the bridge across Amazon Creek and the secret magical trails and Douglas firs and maples, towards the woods. I just wanted to see what “my” trail was like.

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Melody

Writer of Creative Nonfiction and Fiction; Ukulele Player; Lover of the Beatles, rock n’ roll, and the 1960s. Mom & Grandma; lives in Eugene, OR with BF & cat.