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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Monday, November 02, 2015

Q is for QUIET

This week ABC Wednesday is brought to you by the letter Q.  A few weeks ago for the letter N, I wrote about how the noise level in my home had risen due to my daughter and her family temporarily moving in with me.  I was starting to get used to it at the same time the kids were getting used to the change in their lives when my daughter had to go away on a business trip.  Alas, poor daughter "had" to go to the Bahamas where all the costs were covered.  So her husband went along for the ride and they had a fantastic holiday.  They really deserved it as they had only ever gone camping for holidays with the kids and also took them to Disneyland once.  They came home late Sunday night and everything is getting back to normal again.  The kids are at school all day, daughter is at work, and son-in-law and I take the dogs out for their daily runs and then we work on our photography.  We're both fanatics about it.

Anyway, it is now QUIET again!  Peace and quiet abide together from 8:30 am until I arrive home from tutoring (at the library now) until 4:00 pm.  It was a lot of work taking care of the kids while their parents were away and the noise level rose again.  Sometimes it was tough and at other times there were lots of cuddles.  We had fun over Halloween and had the most kids ever come trick or treating at my place while my other daughter took the kids out.

Here are a few of my photos I took when we visited Westham Island Herb Farm to see their scarecrow displays on the morning of Halloween.  Thanks, also, to the quintessential Denise Nesbitt, creator of ABCW, and to Sir Roger who does quality work for us.


photowannabe said...

Those are Quite the scarecrows.
When your kiddos are gone for good it will be really Quiet.
Enjoy the mayhem and just breathe deeply.

Melody Steenkamp said...

;-) I am not the only one who chose the word quiet ;-)

Lovely photo's Leslie.... enjoy the quiet !

Have a nice abc-day/-week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Carin said...

I love the pictures.

Quiet seems to be a popular word this week.

Have a good week.

carol l mckenna said...

I too chose 'Quiet' as many did ~ Your photos are very creatively done!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Trubes said...

Your photo's are terrific Leslie,
Some of those scarecrows are really scary...
I know they're supposed to scare crows etc away
from Farmer Jones's fields but surely not scare
the life out of small children and vunerable adults
like moi...
Do hope you are feeling better, I've left you a reply
on my site... I do like to reply to each individual comment
but can't get the feature 'reply' up from my settings DOH...
It's been a long hard learning curve for me becoming 'au fait'
with the cyber world jargon... never mind..onwards and upwards !
love Di xxx

Roger Owen Green said...

I'm glad the situation appears to be resolved.
Always wishing you well.


Hildred said...

Peace and quiet - sometimes they make you long for a little excitement. Those are pretty nifty scarecrows, - well suited to their job.

Photo Cache said...

The photos are wonderful. Thank heavens for some quiet times.


Christopher Kerry Scott Sophie Johnson said...

quiet fields, wow.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Exams make students wait and write their exams quietly.

Looks like Blogger has done some changes, I can post my comments to you again.

Ann said...

Such a big fan of scarecrows!! My house is quiet again too after my Mom went back her residence.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Those are quite gruesome scarecrows. I'd enjoy making one. :-)
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jeannettestgermain said...

I am at peace, because there's no traffic around, but quiet...as in no sound ...I guess not:) I love the second scarecrow, because he's somehow different from the other two - not old fashioned or rustic, and not scary.

beataboutthebook said...

That scarecrow looks like the Grinch. Hope you had a wonderful Halloween. Yeah the noise level is at a whole different level when the kids are around. I have learnt to cherish the quiet times without them as well as the noisy as hell times when they are around.