Autumn Reflections – October 21, 2019

Carol A. Hand

Golden moments in October


A golden moment when I got home after meeting with my class – Saturday, October 19, 2019


help one keep balanced
when life presents
too many responsibilities
to complete
before the winter snows


Preparing to process a bounty of carrots


Harvesting gardens and preserving food
Celebrating joyous family events


Celebrating My Daughter’s Birthday – October 18, 2019


Grading student papers in ways
that build knowledge and confidence
providing encouragement for all
to continue on the path
of life-long learning


Please know that I appreciate all of my virtual friends. I apologize for missing your recent blog posts and failing to reply to comments in a timely fashion. Despite rising early many days and going to bed in the wee morning hours, I am having a hard time finishing everything that needs to be done. I honestly can’t remember a busier time. The list of assignments that need to be graded keeps growing each day while gallons of carrots await processing in bags and containers that leave little space in my refrigerator even though I have given many away to neighbors and friends.

Maybe I’ll have some time to catch up between semesters… In the meantime, on this rainy, blustery day, I send my best wishes and hope you all experience golden moments, too.


39 thoughts on “Autumn Reflections – October 21, 2019

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      1. Hi Carol,

        I would like to add that if or when you try to access my main blog, please be informed that it will benefit from being viewed on a large screen of a desktop or laptop computer, since those lengthy multimedia posts and my blog could be too powerful and feature-rich for iPad, iPhone, tablet or other portable devices to handle properly or adequately.

        Happy New Year to you!

        May you have a lovely week ahead!

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        1. Thank you for the advice, Sound Eagle. I never use a phone or small screen laptop as a reading (or writing) platform. I spend far too much time reading and grading papers to strain my eyes that way. 🙂

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  1. I appreciate your posts…whenever they appear. Having a full life is something to enjoy! A great bounty – vegetables, family gatherings and students who benefit from what you offer. Thank you for sharing the golden moment in your picture. Beautiful!

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  2. Wonderful photo of you and your daughter and grandchildren. Good luck with all those carrots. I have the same problem with carrots, it’s a good problem to have. My sister keeps them under her house in sand, come Easter they taste good. As for me I try to give them away while they are still fresh. Like you I’m waiting for the snow.

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    1. A belated thank you, Bob. I always treasure your visits and comments. I am still eating the carrots I harvested – a bumper crop this year. I store them in plastic tubs in the refrigerator after wiping the dirt off. Periodically, I wipe the moisture from the lids. They still have the scent of summer when I pull them out to wash and peel them. Sending my best wishes to you. 💜


    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Mary. Please accept my sincere apology for such a belated reply. I am so excited to hear about your newest adventure and look forward to reading more about the club in the future! Sending my best wishes to you. 💜


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