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Monday, November 22, 2010

That's My World Tuesday: Quiet walk until I stumbled into the Fun Run

I started off on a walk Saturday morning and was enjoying the peace and quiet.
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It was a beautiful morning and there was hardly anyone else on the lake trails at first.
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Some of the trees have shed their leaves letting light in which is one of my favorite things about late fall and winter.
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There are also still some of the brilliant colors to light up the sky.
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I like the variety of images that my world has in November.
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Once I reached the lake on the trail I started to hear a low distant roar and thought what is going on.
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I kept walking and the roar got louder and finally I saw a huge crowd on the field. The shot above only shows a fraction of the people gathered as most were out of the view of my lens. I was shooting from the dam and the hills account for the odd perspective.
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They had numbers on but even a quick look from a distance made it seem unlikely to be a game since they were dressed so many different ways and were all ages.
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Some were in jeans and jackets which is how I was dressed for walking on a chilly morning.
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Some were in shorts and T shirts which would have been fine for running at a pretty fast pace since the sun would start warming things up soon. It was still relatively early.
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Running it was (for a few) and once I got near the bridge and saw the fun run sign (before I encountered anyone running) I was tipped off to the kind of run it was.
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Before I finished walking around the lake I encountered some young runners leading the pack, some on skate blades, some jogging and some walking. Some young, some old and some in between. When I got home I googled and found out that one of our high schools was sponsoring a fun run at Shelley Lake for a food drive. That answered all my questions. The reason my shots don't include the runners, walkers, and skaters is that once they started appearing all around me I stopped taking pictures.
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22 comments:

Naquillity said...

good morning Carver~ these pictures are gorgeous. all the leaves around my home have left. we don't have much in the way of color anymore, sigh. sorry you ran into so many runners on the fun run. sometimes we just don't want to be disturbed while walking amongst such beauty, do we?

hope all else is well. have a great day.

Daryl said...

So lovely .. so very sunshine fall!

ewok1993 said...

I love the leaves strewn all over the pathways. You do have a lovely world.

Leovi said...

Wonderful, great job. Greetings Leovi

Randi said...

Your world is really colourful and beautiful. Thank you Carver, for letting me follow you on this quiet walk.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots, very scenic. Those colors are just amazing.

Carolina Mountains said...

Lovely spot for a walk or run! Thanksgiving blessings to you and yours.

Sylvia K said...

A lovely world indeed! And I love the rich fall colors, the ducks on the water and so much wonderful fall sunshine!! Delightful photos as always, Carver! And thank you as always for your visits/comments on my blog, they are greatly appreciated! Have a great week and a Happy Thanksgiving!

Sylvia

Martha Z said...

Your world is a beauty, Carver, and I suspect usually peaceful this time of year.
This is a popular time of year for fun runs and turkey trots. Sacramento has a huge one on Thanksgiving day. It is called the "Run to Feed the Hungry" and the proceeds go to the local food bank. Most years some of our family participate.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Wow :)
la foto con le foglie morte in terra e lungo la strada sembrano tanti corriandoli !
Molto bello l'effetto colorato !
Buona giornata :)
Myriam

aka Penelope said...

Your lovely photos take me right into the forested paths and along the pretty lake with its many reflections. It great when the community gets away from computers and televisions to enjoy the outdoor wonders of the world! Thanks for sharing this part of your journey!

Ebie said...

Wow Carver, those are brilliant reds! A lot of beautiful pictures. Ah, those leaves on the ground, what a sight!

Just a wish to be so close to those colorful and tall trees.

Happy Autumn Day!

Carolyn Ford said...

Wow, what a beautiful walk you had and entertaining too! I love how you captured the trails through the trees...peace and quiet for sure! Beautiful beautiful post!

maryt/theteach said...

Carver, absolutely beautiful Autumn shots! And your header is incredible! :)

Denise said...

That was a great morning walk, with lots of lovely sunshine. Thanks for taking us along with you.

Kay L. Davies said...

What a super walk you had. And I'm sure the runners did, indeed, have fun. Such a beautiful day, with photos to suit it.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Indrani said...

Beautiful 'fall' shots! Thank you for this wonderful virtual walk.

Arija said...

I love your woods at this time of year. Still plenty of colour about but not in an overpowering way. A gentle rustle of leaves on the ground and the peace of a world preparing for its winter sleep.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful My World Tuesday posting
stunning autumn series, very nice colors

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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Luna Miranda said...

what an amazing walk! and all the delightful colors around you. marvelous photos.

KaHolly said...

It's wonderful that the kids are encouraged to be out of doors like that, and for such a good cause, but what a violation of your attempts at a quiet, restorative, solitary walk.

Ayie said...

those ducks must have been "dating"

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