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All photos taken on October 4, 2022.

Strangely, it still feels like summer here. +25 C (77 F) yesterday, +22C (71 1/2 F) today. Normal for this time of year up here is 14 C (57 F). There are still leaves on the trees, but in diminishing numbers. Some fall leaves have gone from Fab to drab already and others, mostly the trembling (quaking) aspens are shining like lightbulbs.

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

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  1. Gorgeous, colourful details galore, Allan. I think the splashes of red were the most pleasing for some reason. You know, I couldn’t find the squirrel for a while there. Now you’ve got me singing Neil Young (Down by The River).

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    1. It was a great autumn day and while I was sad not to have a good camera with me, I at least had an alternate. It also made me realize that I sometimes take my camera for granted. Thanks so much for reading and commenting Leighton. Happy Jan 1. Allan

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  2. Beautiful pictures! I forgot my camera battery one day when we were visiting Boston and haven’t made that mistake since (*knock on wood*). My iPhone has a better camera than my actual camera it seems, but I use both. Also, Happy New Year!

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    1. Hi Lyssy. I know my camera would have done better but was happy to have the phone option. I know I will forget to reinsert the SD card again, but will be watching. On long walks/trips/etc. I always carry a spare battery. Thanks for reading and Happy 2023 to you as well. Allan


  3. I think the colour looks even better in Jan than if you’d posted it in October!! Love the photos. Nice of Patti to share her phone, and seriously, they are vibrant. Yes the distant ones aren’t great, but oh well.

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