Posted by: Debra LaValley | April 11, 2020

April 11, 2020

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Easter is tomorrow! It is going to be strange not getting together with family and having an Easter meal together. Some of my siblings and my mom and I are going to do a Zoom video call together later in the day. I will be watching Easter Service on television in the morning. Today – I had some Facetime calls with relatives who live across the country. At least during this time of “seclusion” we can easily keep in contact via the internet with family members.

Happy Easter everyone – may God bless you and your families and keep you healthy, happy, and safe!

Debbie 🙂

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Posted by: Debra LaValley | April 5, 2020

April 5, 2020

Signs of New Life

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I stopped by the local eagle’s nest yesterday. There are signs that babies (or baby) have hatched. It will most likely be awhile before they are big enough to peek over the edge of the nest.

New Life … a good sign in these stress-filled days. “Stay at Home” is assisting me on my diet and housecleaning. I even do my dishes more often. It is hard not visiting folks – but at least the internet can bring folks closer. Last night – I had a long chat with my cousin Kathy who currently lives in Japan. They were scheduled to return to the states this month – but that has been delayed due to the virus. She and Doug both sent their best wishes and love to all of us here.

Stay Well and Safe! Also – try and stay connected – a phone call or video call, etc.

God bless everyone! Take care!

Posted by: Debra LaValley | March 29, 2020

March 29, 2020

What can I say ? ? ?

Life has certainly changed significantly since my last post. The world is fighting the COVID-19 virus. I have been working at home for a week for who knows how long (at least May 4th). We are under a Stay at Home Order. Non-essential businesses have shut down. Quite unsettling. I hope and pray that the social distancing and self-quarantines start having a positive affect. We certainly need some smiles . . . so I am including some smiles. I hope that this finds you all Safe & Well. Remember to Wash Wash Wash your hands, etc.

 

Posted by: Debra LaValley | February 9, 2020

2/9/2020

Brrrrrrr!

I don’t have much to say – so will keep this short 🙂  This morning, it was below zero.  One of the coldest mornings we have had.  Actually – we have been pretty lucky.  It has been a mild winter.  Tomorrow is going to be 40 degrees.  I am not complaining about the weather.

Hope all is well with everyone!  I need to get out and take photos – but not today!

 

Posted by: Debra LaValley | January 1, 2020

January 1, 2020

Happy New Year!

Wow! 2020 – already!  It seems as if 2000 was just a moment ago.  Well, maybe not a moment – but it certainly seems as if time moves quicker as the years go by.  “They” say that animals (our cats and dogs) have no concept of time.  How do “they” know?  Seems as if my cat Molly knows exactly when I should be feeding her!  LOL – but I digress.

I have not made any resolutions for the year.  It seems when I do – I like most – leave them behind in about 2 weeks.  🙂  I will just do my best in all that I do.

January is a busy month – family birthdays – end of year reports at work and writing performance appraisals.

On the 11th – I have the yearly NH Audubon Winter Eagle Count.  I always enjoy participating and seeing how many eagles that I come across on my route.  I already have spotted the male (Orange A/4) of the local pair.  I hope to see his mate soon.

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It is always fun watching the activity at the nest.

I am looking forward to 2020 – such a nice ring to it 2020. There are all kinds of “perfect sight” type of puns etc. going on. Hopefully – there will be more smiles in everyone’s lives. My wish for all – A very Happy & Healthy 2020 (and don’t be too hard on yourself if you didn’t keep your resolutions).

Posted by: Debra LaValley | November 23, 2019

November 23, 2019

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Walt Disney World – Such a Magical Place

It had been 6 years since I visited Walt Disney World. I love the Animal Kingdom for all the wonderful animals that you can see roaming during the safari ride and in special exhibits that really mimic the wild in most cases. I managed some decent photos this time since I brought a dSLR with me.

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It truly is a place where even someone at 61 years old can be a kid. I loved the new Star Wars Park – Black Spire Outpost. I have been a Star Wars fan since the beginning.  I also enjoyed riding some of the classic rides again.  I went with my friends Tim & Dianne.  We had a great time and the weather was fairly decent – not too hot or humid!

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We were there November 9 – 15.  We stayed the first night at the All Star Movies which had been renovated and are pretty nice!  The rest of the trip we stayed at the Beach Club Resort.  That is a great resort – really close (walking distance) to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios.  The Food & Wine  Festival was at EPCOT so there was very little Christmas Decorations up yet.  Hollywood Studios and The Magic Kingdom had the most decorations up.  On our last day at the Beach Club – the resort had been decorated through the night was filled with Christmas decorations when we were leaving.  Disney does a great job decorating.

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It was such a great time. I won’t wait 6 years next time.

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I can’t believe Thanksgiving is this coming week!  I hope everyone has a safe and happy Tbanksgiving Holiday!

Posted by: Debra LaValley | October 25, 2019

October 25, 2019

Halloween is Getting Closer

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Cool fog on the way to work yesterday morning. I wish I could have taken more
photos – but work beckoned 🙂 I did actually get inspired to write a Haiku. I haven’t written one in years.

Fog creeps through the trees
Across the desolate field
Murder of crows rise!

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Spooky!

 

Posted by: Debra LaValley | October 14, 2019

October 14, 2019

The Hills are Alive … with Color!

There is nowhere like New Hampshire in the fall! Here are a few shots that I took over the weekend! These are all local shots – there is no way I would head north this past weekend! The traffic was insane! Bumper to Bumper up in the White Mountains. I feel blessed to have great foliage right at my doorstep!

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PS – and Halloween is Coming . . . 🙂

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Posted by: Debra LaValley | October 1, 2019

October 1, 2019

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Happy Autumn – Happy October!

October is my favorite month! I love the foliage and the crispness to the air. (I also love Halloween – but that will be the focus of another blog.)
I wish the season last a good 6 months. The foliage has not been too colorful this year – the leaves seem to be dropping off the trees before they can really burst with color. Perhaps it is because of the dry weather we have been having. It is raining a little today – but we have not been having a lot of rain.

The past few days – I have been looking for color – below are a few of the better shots.

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Enjoy the Day!

Posted by: Debra LaValley | September 13, 2019

September 13, 2019

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Happy Full Harvest Moon / Friday the 13th

Having a full moon on Friday the 13th is rare. It will not happen again for 30 years.

I went out and caught the moon rising over the tree tops and through the light clouds. It was around 7:30 pm. I was hoping to get some shots down by the river – but when I was about to head leave my car and walk the short distance to Dustin Island – a car passed me and then pulled over and just stayed there. I didn’t like that – not knowing what they were up to – so I put the tripod and my camera back in the car and drove down the road and pulled over in a parking lot close to the main road and snapped the shots. I would have been braver if I were not alone. It was just getting dark – and I always try to be very aware of my surroundings.

Even though – I wasn’t taking the shots where I intended – but I am happy with the results.

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I love “shooting the moon.” Have a great evening!

 

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