This issue's pictorial focus is on Fall sharing her glory in the Midway, UT area.
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To the End of Time and Back: An Epic Journey is available via Amazon and Kindle. It will grab you from the start and carry you to places you have never been. The book contains many diverse ideas and is a great love story filled with adventure and intrigue.Questions? Email me. To read more click here. To go to Amazon, click here.
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This Page: It attempts to capture in pictures some of Fall's glorious display. There are two poems, No Time and Flight 5305, the first serious and the second a bit tongue in cheek. The vignette discusses a mountain high along with a bonus third poem. The recommendation is a bit more involved than usual.
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Aspens at the top of Guardsman Pass
Trying to relax,
do I have time?
I have much
the story of
Comment: None needed.
As the plane rides the air waves, the herd remains jammed into far less than comfortable seats.
Finally, the seatbelt light dims.
Time to stretch while others rush to the back corral ignoring the no line rule.
In mere hours, we travel where forefathers suffered the travails of months.
Bump, bump, turbulence again reigns.
At last, the much awaited safe descent complete.
Comment: A bit of tongue in cheek regarding modern air travel.
Wolf Creek Pass area
Another picture near the top of Guardsman Pass
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All the pictures that follow were taken either on Empire or Guardsman Passes. (We will eventually go to Wolf Creek Pass)
Vignette: Mountain High
John Denver, more years ago than I like to think, sang about a Rocky Mountain High. Today, with the legalization of marihuana in Colorado that phrase embraces yet a different image. However, my mountain high has nothing to do with drugs but the effects of staying overnight in a mountain lodge amidst majestic peaks. Silver Fork Lodge, located near Brighton and Solitude Ski areas in the Cottonwoods, is the inn that offered me the opportunity to inhale the clear mountain air, feel the early morning chill that braces one for the day, hike trails that take you to even higher altitudes while keeping close watch for moose, and enjoy organic, delicious food around a fire. The Lodge is noted for its breakfasts, with people traveling for miles to sample from its unique, diverse menu. Since I prefer not to drink and drive, the overnight allows me to sip my wines into the evening before retiring in an opulent but rustic bed. The rooms are what you would expect, plenty of wood showing sans TV and internet connection. Oh yes, you have plenty of time to write including putting the final touches on this month's issue of the PJ.
A Late Fall Dine at Silver Fork Lodge
The hummingbirds no longer sip from the feeders, having fled to warmer climes.
The portable propane heaters are lit to reduce the chill for diners braving the outdoor tables.
The air is crisper, the skies bluer.
Soon the blanket of winter will cover the decks.
But for now, one marvels at the golden majestic peaks rising before our eyes.
Same rec as last month, add some tai chi or qigong to your life! There are many forms of tai chi along with different instructional methods. One of the wonderful things about TCA for Fall Prevention is that all certified instructors go through the same instructional process and are required to be recertified every two years. What makes this form different from others is that it is designed to be modified to meet individual needs including a variety of health issues. For that reason, it is the only tai chi form endorsed by the National Arthritis Association and the National Center for Disease Control. To find an instructor in your area, go to Tai Chi for Heath Institute and click on "Instructors." If there is none in your area, then you can learn the basics through Dr. Paul Lam's DVD Tai Chi for Arthritis - 12 Lessons (found under the store link). Don't be mislead by the arthritis in the title. The program has become known over the years as Tai Chi for Health. If you have questions, please email me.
Though instruction can be serious, there are also lighter moments.
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