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Leaves and Music…Mixed In With Rain Drops

Often times I get my inspiration for these blogs from music.  Now that I have pretty much covered a 3 week New England adventure, it’s time to write about my regular life while I am home.  Yes, I’ve got another trip planned for the spring, but for now I was hearing Judy Collins singing in my ears and took the liberty to substitute a word to describe the following pictures.

I’ve looked at leaves from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It’s leave’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know leaves at all

On the daily walks with my buddies at LMU, with a camera in one hand; I am constantly picking things up and bringing them home.  Picture a bride with her bouquet.

It’s obvious that there are leaves in this picture, but do you know what’s on the right side of this picture as you look at both sides now?

It’s from a giant bamboo stalk.

Thank you Albert Hammond

Seems it never rains in Southern California
Seems I’ve often heard that kind of talk before
It never rains in California, but girl, don’t they warn ya
It pours, man, it pours

Believe it or Not…It actually rained this past week. In keeping with the leaf theme, this is how it looked a few mornings ago.

It looks like each of these leaves have a story to tell.  They have fallen from the Liquid Amber tree by my local Westchester Family YMCA.

I have had a long association with the Y, having retired nearly 10 years ago after working there for 10 years.  Now I am a volunteer.  So many wonderful people of all ages walk through the doors.

This dad was awesome, helping out his little girl as she had just come in from the rain. Love the shoe pockets!  I just couldn’t resist his “outfit!” With his permission…

Dee Clark sang it well.

Oh, raindrops
So many raindrops
It feels like raindrops
Falling from my eye-eyes
Falling from my eyes

While I am busy helping sell Christmas wreaths, I couldn’t help but make a mini arrangement from my walk to come inside the building; funny we refer to our building as the Branch.

Nat King Cole is humming in my ear. The falling leaves drift by the window. The autumn leaves of red and gold.

Life is Good!