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Autumn leaves, clinging on, it's how I feel!

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In the black forest Germany, the leaves are a stunning range of greens, yellows and Gold and orange.
The snow and winds have not come yet, they still cling to the trees. It's so beautiful.

Then by the main river at Frankfurt, different trees, most are bare now. A few of these leaves on these equally beautiful trees hangon still.

I see so much beauty here in nature and the people. It makes clinging to life like an Autumn leaf a joy.

As I gaze at the trees and leaves I ask myself how many more autums ?
For the forest it's countless , for me its a mystery I leave to God.

Hugs,
Pete

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Thank you for your post Pete.

Do you have a web or blog site or facebook site where you post those photos?

I would love to see what you see.

Prayers going out for you brother.

may you have many more times! Many more.

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are almost gone. A couple of weeks ago, they were in all of their glory. Reds, yellow, oranges..so beautiful. We drove up to Mt. Cheaha and it was stunning. I found myself wondering if this one was the last Robert would see....

Hugs to you Pete

Angela

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we are buried.....getting out the shovels and the toques and the boots and the mitts, the parkas and the scarves, Get a new furnace filter, urn up the heat....burrrrr

hi Pete.....leaves are good....haha

mags

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turn up the heat and look at the flickering flame, now thats good for the soul and stops you freezing your but off.

leaves and fires are great. i guess just not in the hot summer when its dry during s bushfire ha ha.

hugs,
Pete

ps soon I will be cross country skiing, its supposed to snow tomorrow.

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I used to live in Birmingham and at one time worked in Anniston, so I know where Cheaha is. It's really pretty up there.
Joy

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I hope you get to see the beauty of Cheata real soon,
hugs,
Pete

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I was wondering the same thing .....

natural beauty provokes this repsonse, which ultimately i am grateful for.

but all we do is live today well, and tomorrow will have to sort itself out. It always does, alas weather we are here or not this beautiful big ball keeps spinning and the autum leave fall from Cheaha to Hallwangem to Sydney.

hugs,
Pete

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hi joe,

I used to put up my underwater photos at the site below, now i have to get back into it.

http://www.petertrayhurn.com/Other/2010-April-Christmas-and-Cocos/DSC1099/1098962641_SnidZ-XL.jpg

many more for us all, thanks a love1y prayer my friend.

hugs,
Pete

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That was awesome! Being you're from Australia, I'm curious if the Fall Foliage is something you don't see a lot? We had a very dry year here in Northeast Kansas so we thought it would be a bad "color" year for the foliage but it ended up being spectacular. And we went to the Colorado Rockies in late September and the colors were fantastic. Glad you're able to enjoy the beauty, and thanks for sharing with us. Dan

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the colorado rockies, now thats a place i would love to see. maybe their are no "bad color year" , expectations have a way of devaluing our presnt experience.

as an aussie in sydney i have never seen the forest effect like here in the black forest.
hugs,
Pete

cinreag
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I love nature and the beautiful colors in the fall are the icing on the cake!!!

I was lucky enough to see the beautiful fall leaves in the Smoky Mountains this year. It was beautiful.

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ahh the icing on the cake, its like the icing on the blackforest cakes.
simply unforgetsble, thanks for reminding me tht beauty is everywhere, we just have to be aware and looking for it.

hugs,
Pete

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What a beautiful image! Fall is beautiful where I live and I always enjoy the tapestry of color that is the hills. Last year, while on leave from work, I walked in the woods during the winter and fell in love with the bare trees, their individuality apparent. Pete, go find a bare tree with roots exposed and stand on those roots to ground you, connect you through this journey. Just an image I'm sending you. We are so blessed for what trees bring us. Light and love to you.
Laura

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I will find s bare tree. We are like the trees of the black forest, individuals with lots of black experiences but when view as a community noble and beautiful beyond measure.

hugs,
Pete

ps i will feel the roots even through nerve damaged feet. love and light to you also laura.

danker
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I think we all wonder how many more Autumns we will have! Lets hope it's lots !!!

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I pray its lots also, but to be honest this ones enough. how much beauty can one soul bare.
hugs,
Pete

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Pete,
Thank for sharing that beautiful description.

I have to ask you my friend, is your family with you in Germany? How long will you be there. I hope you are not lonely there. Sending you warm aloha.

Aloha,
Kathleen

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the loneliness is profound, but i have myself and god to love and lots to be grateful for.
how long ? I am optimistic so i say I may come home for school holidays and xmas. If the peace and beauty of the black forest and the treatments here are a miraclous cure then I am doubltful i would return to me old life.

hugs,
Pete

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to share whats in our heart is the best best medicine, at for me at this time.

I simply pray that our lives are constantly enriched either, by stunning autumn leaves, by new pairs of shoes, the hugs of our friends or the sparkle of candle light in a lovers eyes.

in its essence each day is a brave and exciting journey for me. tomorrow I leave tomorrow.

hugs,
Pete

ps the early morning twilight fog shrouds the black forest in mystery, it dissapates as the sun riss. it seemed to cling in the mountsin valleys like the autumn leaves. I saw this spectacular dawn display and had a few tears as i did the 2 hour drive from my fiends place to the clinic for my 8am hyperthermia.

Minnesotagirl
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Good Morning Pete,

Just wanted to send a short note and let you know I pray for you every day, I speak your name to the Lord above as I walk. I also pray for many others here by name. I pray for healing, grace and mercy. Continue to believe Pete and keep your chin up my friend.

"Minnesotabgirl

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my chin is up and i am smiling and I am humble as i witness the beauty of life, I feel healed, mercy and grace. more than a man deserves. but the girfts we experience I guess at least we can be grateful for. thankyou for your prayers for me and for us all.
prayers and hugs,
Pete ( smiling )

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thank you for your wonderful post. it made me feel good & put a smile on my face. stay strong! you are on my daily prayer list.
hugs from indiana
judy

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dear judy,
i often wonder where the strength i have comes from to cope with life's many challenges.
if i ever loose awareness of the god's grace then i simply need to come here and be reminded of what a true community we have. sure we could do this on our own if we had to, but its so much better to have a hug from indiana. thank you.

hugs,
Pete

ps its wonderful to be loved by others but noone can love us as well as we can love ourselves. this maybe to be to spiritual from some here but I believe true healing and real love are interrelated and self awareness and self love are the cornerstones of happiness and healing.

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