Fall 2012

September 22, 2012

Sun rising over Baltimore neighborhood

Copyright 2012 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

We have had really nice weather these past few days.  A bit of a (hopefully) momentary uptick today, but a cold front is on the way this evening and we are to be back in the 70s tomorrow.  This morning started out with some colour and so I went in search of more.

Cornstalks

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While driving I passed many corn fields and stopped to take a few photos.  This serves as a reminder that many of the  counties in the south and mid-west have been declared drought disasters.  As a result, the price of corn has increased for consumers and farmers have found it difficult to feed their herds.  The heat and dry conditions have also made for a difficult fire season this year.

Tug boat in harbour

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All of which seemed not only geographically but also psychologically quite far away as yesterday it was crisp and clear-a perfect day for an evening walk.  It is mentally beneficial  to seek out and take advantage of these moments as they do provide an opportunity for reflection and perspective.

That is a key point,  as there really is so much distress in the world today.  It is important to stay informed because before a person can decide if s/he cares about something, that person first has to know what is going on.  Along with that,though, one also has to maintain a sense of balance as it is so very easy to go down the rabbit hole of demoralization.  Yes, sometimes taking a walk helps-as long as walking away does not become the only intervention when dealing with issues.

Take care.

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