Flower Mound The Day After Black Friday

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Musings from Flower Mound 11/29/2014

 

7:05 AM cloudy sky, 52 degrees but the sun shall shine brightly in a few hours. Full sun is predicted; no clouds or rain with a high of 74 degrees today!

 

They are predicting low temps tonight down to 38 degrees with a high of 77 degrees on Sunday with sun and cloudy skies.

 

For now the skies are gray and the old oak tree has lost nearly all of its leaves but the leaves still cling to the Bradford Pears. In a very short amount of time, I shall see the remaining glimmering Autumn leaves of red and gold when the sun shines. After the sun comes up, neighbors will continue to pull out their ladders and hang Christmas lights; some will be doing their last mowing for the season, including yard maintenance. Most will be blowing their leaves; as for me, I will be faithful to my good old, American made rake. We go back, way, way back...

 

I was visited by a large bird this morning who seemed to be looking up in a northerly direction. Even under a normal lens the bird seems quite big, high up in the tree branches. Without the leaves, the bird cannot be concealed. It's time to shed those summer clothes and get ready for winter. The grass is still green underneath the leaves that have fallen during the night after yesterday's windy weather. I sympathize with those leaves that have fallen. My father died five years ago after he took out the morning trash.... 

 

 

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Patricia,

I am laughing you are going to be warmer than we are...high 72.  Wishing you a great weekend.  A

Nov 29, 2014 04:39 AM #10
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Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof   I miss my parents they both have passed .. I loved your story .It was beautiful poetry

sorry about your Dad

Hannah

Nov 29, 2014 04:40 AM #11
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Aloha Patricia,

Brrr 38 is chilly. My father almost passed away in Austin TX a few years back, a tragedy barely avoided. Life appears fleeting but I believe is eternal. Those that I have cared for and have passed, live in my heart as if they never left. Wishing you a peaceful weekend.

a hui hou,

Nov 29, 2014 05:09 AM #12
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Patricia your low temperature was our high today.  There is no more signs of Fall around here and with the snow fall on Wednesday, Winter is definitely here.  Enjoy those temperatures in the 70's while you can :)

Nov 29, 2014 08:54 AM #13
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I didn't think that was a bird at first...  really large crow??  beautifully written as always... sorry for the loss of your dad

have a great night

Rob

Nov 29, 2014 09:47 AM #14
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Rob Thomas definitely not a crow or something I would normally see in my area! Maybe it got lost in some stormy weather from up north???

Nov 29, 2014 11:00 AM #15
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Aloha Kimo Stowell I was snug in bed when the temps were down so I didn't even feel the cold. Thank God for people who make warm blankets!

That must have been very frightening for you when your dad was down in Austin. I'm sure, every time someone mentions Austin, you think of that day and your dad's experience. I hope he lives a long and healthy life and that he will always be safe. You too!

Nov 29, 2014 11:05 AM #16
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Aloha Patricia,

It was only a few years back and I wasn't there when it happened, he was visitng my sister and was very lucky, it was beyond coincidence that paramaedics just happend to be literally steps away. Actually he has survived so many life threatening situations and tragedies it's a miracle he's still kicking. Despite all the loss he seems the happiest he's ever been, which is all I can hope for.

a hui hou,

Nov 29, 2014 11:22 AM #17
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Kimo Stowell I wish everyone had as much love for their father as is evident by your writing. I have a strong feeling, he's very proud of you. I am thankful for Paramedics for personal reasons. When my husband was alive, we lived in a community that was served by volunteer paramedics. He became a Paramedic and he used my kids and I to practice on. 

After he graduated, he was also a volunter; that meant, when the tone went out, if my kids and I were with him in the car, he'd throw his blue light on top the car and we drove over 100 mph to the scene of the call. Paramedics work very hard to save a life and mine was actually recognized by President Reagan for saving a life at work; that's how he had a paradigm shift and became a Paramedic.

They are very passionate people who believe in rescuing people. Dying is not an option. The most incredible moment I experienced with him was on the night we were alone on the dark roads in rural country and a man was hit by a train in his truck. The truck flew and flipped and I helped him get the man out of the truck before it exploded.

Paramedics run on adrenalin rush. They don't keep you waiting and ask questions making you fill out forms first. They act immediately to rescue and save lives. It makes me happy to hear that your father was rescued by that paramedic. May your father live a long and happy life; you and your sister too!

Nov 29, 2014 11:45 AM #18
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 Good morning Patricia. Quote the Raven "Nevermore". That was the only thing that seemed to come to mind when I saw the large bird in the tree. Have a great day in Texas.

Nov 29, 2014 05:20 PM #19
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Hello Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof did you ever figure out what that giant bird was-a wild turkey maybe?

I am lucky that both my parents are still with us. I live so far away from them that I hardly ever see them-I should work on that.

Nov 29, 2014 10:04 PM #20
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Michael Thornton - Mysterious!!!

I hope you have a great day in Nashville too!

Nov 29, 2014 11:54 PM #21
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Marco Giancola I have no idea what kind of bird that was and the tail feathers gave me no clue. It just blew out of the sky from somewhere yonder is all I can say! Maybe trying to escape the northernly windy, snow, and ice???

You should plan to visit your parents. We could talk all day or night about regrets and believe me they are not worth it.

 

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Thanks, Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, for sharing your photographs and your memories.

My father died in 1967 after a difficult illness and I still think of him every day. 

Nov 30, 2014 01:17 AM #23
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Roy Kelley I remember 1967 GTO's, High School, and Lulu's hit record, "To Sir With Love." Your love for your father is eternal. In a way, we get frozen in time when another person's life ends and we are expected to go on living. I can understand why you think of your dad every day. That song, "To Sir With Love," would be fitting for a great man who brought a beautiful boy into this world and taught him so much about living.

Thanks for sharing your special memories too.

Nov 30, 2014 03:28 AM #24
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I have a tree like that out my bathroom window. It is what greats me every morning and I love seeing the reflection in the mirror when getting ready. You have inspired me to take some shots of it and I will share.

Nov 30, 2014 10:09 AM #25
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Patricia, I'm so sorry for your loss. That is a very interesting & very large visitor you have perched in  your tree! 

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Thanks for the sharing...and THIS was FEATURED in the AGING-IN-PLACE GROUP..

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Hi Patricia, I like how you wrote this post, diary like with time and temp. A great way to reflect on what has pasted along with current things happening as you write.  Sorry to hear about your anniversary of your father's passing.  14 years since my dad died and 20 since my mom passed.  I think of them often and the anniversary dates still grab me.  

When I see birds, especially big visiting birds I take it as a reminder to go inward often to remember things or to be thankful. So the timing of this big bird's visit to your view seems to play into that theme....as it is a day you remember your father as well as a reminder of your inner strength.

Looks like a hawk to me from the white under feathers in the tail.  A Common Black Hawk or Osprey?  But Osprey are usually near water.  

All the best this holiday season.

Gloria

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