Microblog Monday 8: Kaleidoscope.


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It’s Saturday morning, almost 7am. The sun is just starting to rise over the horizon – so much later than it had all summer. I remind myself that with the end of Daylight Savings Time next week, we’ll get the early morning light again, at least for a while.

I put on my new running jacket and gloves and head outside, idly wondering if I’ll need my earband, but I decide to leave it home for now.

I set off, my breath on that first hill coming quickly in white puffs, the sky pink and blue and orange. My legs feel good, the air is crisp and clean, and within the first mile my breathing has settled into a regular cadence, my legs and breath working together, and I can focus instead on the woods around me instead of the physical sensation of running.

It’s past peak foliage; the leaves that were yellow and orange and scarlet and green a couple weeks ago are burnished gold in the morning sun, and there are patches of sunlight on the street where only last week there was shade.  Overhead, I hear the honking of geese.

The noreaster we had last week scrubbed the trees of most of their leaves, and they haven’t fully dried, and so at the edge of the roads are tracks of fallen leaves. I run through them and over them, my eyes down in places to make sure I’m not going to trip over the sticks and branches.

It’s like running in a kaleidoscope of gold.

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16 Responses to Microblog Monday 8: Kaleidoscope.

  1. Vee says:

    Beautiful. I pictured it all.

  2. Turia says:

    Beautiful. We had a sunny afternoon on Saturday and E. and I went to a park where there was a huge pile of leaves someone else had made. He loved it. The sunny October days are some of my favourites.

  3. Mary Francis says:

    Inspired! Makes me want to be a runner!

  4. Shail says:

    That’s a beautiful picture you have painted with your words.

  5. D says:

    So perfect. Fall running is the absolute best. I can’t wait until I can enjoy running just to run again.

  6. Oh, but this is beautifully drawn with your words!
    Kaleidoscope open and strewn… all those colours! What a picturesque moment!

  7. Fall running is simply the best. I’m looking forward to my run tomorrow!

  8. Beatiful. I can almost feel the crisp air and smell the autumn leaves!

  9. Mel says:

    Gorgeous picture, painted with words.

  10. Justine says:

    This is astonishingly lovely. (And fall is my favorite season, so I have high standards.) 🙂

  11. Thanks for taking us along via your words! Your descriptions are beautiful.
    I love my early morning walks too.

  12. Deathstar says:

    What a lovely scene you have painted for us! Ah, beautiful!

  13. Gorgeous. Thanks for the sensory feast.

  14. Tara says:

    Fall running is truly the best!

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