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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fall Colors in Columbus

This past week was a pretty difficult one. Several of our students were in a serious car accident on Friday; four suffered injuries but are doing okay now, but one passed away this weekend. I've been praying a lot for God's comfort and closeness for all of them and for their families. 

After an incredibly difficult and trying day, Rick and I decided to get out for a bit on Saturday and take Nora for a walk in Columbus. I am so glad that we did because the trees in the countryside are starting to turn into vibrant, almost neon colors, and the beauty around us was just what we needed. 

Here are some of the many pictures I took on the drive. The pictures couldn't even capture the intensity of the colors. 




A llama and some sheep





Along the road there are purple wildflowers, which I didn't
expect to see - a lovely mix of colors.








In Columbus one of our favorite places is called Short North, and the streets are lined in these beautiful yellow trees. 




We ate lunch in Short North and then took Nora for a walk down by the river.







This is blurry, but I had to post it because I just love Nora's
smiley face. She was so happy for a long walk in the sun. 

On the drive home we stopped for frozen custard - a very delicious treat. And we went back home by a different route, so there was more lovely countryside to photograph. :)

Rick calls these silos "farm skyscrapers"


A lovely little church right on the main road


I will try to post more regularly soon. I was way behind in my grading, and now I am caught up, but I am working to submit my thesis for next-to-final revisions in the next week-and-a-half. But I will be taking a million pictures of the fall leaves, so if nothing else, I will post those. :) 

-Shelley

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