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Tuesday night felt like one of the last
I could get to the beach before the sun said goodnight.

Shorter days, longer nights shouldn’t make me so sad.
It’s part of the plan. Those seasons.

High tide greeted me when I arrived.
The pink gold glow would have pleased Van Gogh.

high tide greeted me

I climbed out on a log to watch two ducks
the waves,
and the sunset.

silly ducks

The same couple of ducks that nipped at my ankles
last Friday, protecting their puddle on the path.
Silly ducks.

A labrador jumped on the sand and scared the ducks into the tide.
Silly oblivious dog. Ducks remained unamused.

soaking up the sun

I stood to salute the October sky.

I wished I could swim, float, dance on the sea.
Instead I do-si-do’d with the tide.

I do-si-do'd with the tide

As the sun sank over the edge
I offered to return some green to the sea.
Emeralds woven into a scarf for the mermaids.

Then the sun kissed my head as it left for the day.

the sun kissed my head

 I stepped back on the path, not wanting to leave.
Lingering like the light, I stayed one minute more,
saluting the pink as it finished painting the sky.

Pink in the sky, silhouettte

Good night, Puget Sound.
Thank you, high tide.

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Chapter One. Crossing to the Other Side.

Taking my first steps onto the suspension bridge at islandwood

Step one. Step onto the bridge. Don’t look down.

Move toward the light.Step two. Move toward the light. Don’t look down.

Half way there.Step three. Half way. Look up.

keep goingStep four. Dancing now. Step ball change.

Chapter Two. The Other Side.

Like a signpost.

The signpost isn’t the only one who can stand on one leg.

Left leg leaping.Left leg leap (a wise woman once said “left is the spiritual side”).

Stump jumping.Stump jumping.

Light drips off my feet.Light drips from my feet.

Light drops.Magical forest… light really is dripping from my feet.

Chapter 3. Leaf Goddess Appears

I sprout leaf wings

Ta da! I sprout leaf wings.

I am a leaf peacock.I am a leaf peacock.

Thank you, AutumnSummer ends.

Thank you, Autumn.

Brought to you by Sahale, LLC suspension bridges company.This blog brought to you by the lure of the Sahale bridge at Islandwood.

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One sunny Sunday not long ago, Batikin and I took the Nikon to the Rock Creek Farm Pumpkin Patch on Hwy 287 in Broomfield, Colorado. The fields go on and on for acres. We had a field nearly to ourselves for our photoshoot.  If you were to pick a photo for an October calendar page, which would you vote for?

October at the Pumpkin Patch

A (above) or B (below)?

October Batikin

Enjoy the rest of our photoshoot. We did!

Sneaking up on unsuspecting pumpkins

Sneaking up on unsuspecting pumpkins.

I am Zorro-kin

I am Zorro-kin

Riding the air waves on my pumpkin

Riding the air waves on my pumpkin

Alone with his thoughts

Alone with his thoughts

Batikin with EmotikinGirl

Batikin with EmotikinGirl ... Me and my shadow

Thanks, Rock Creek Farm Pumpkin Patch

Thanks, Rock Creek Farm Pumpkin Patch

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