A View from the Top

Gordon Cherr

SOME MORNINGS… Some mornings are beyond description. We started our run from the Thornton Road parking area on the Greenways and headed towards Fleishmann Road. There isn’t much ground fog here, but there is in the spring and in Autumn. It was thick this morning, it envelops us like a warm, protective cloak. We are tip toeing in the clouds or so it seems.

Sounds are muted. Coming back from the turnaround, the sun was up and I saw that the big field at Edenfield had been freshly mowed. It shimmered emerald green, maybe the unaccustomed runner’s high? Thankfully, it is burned for all time in my memory. Some mornings…

 

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Scarecrows in the Garden

Scarecrow assembly social on Saturday, September 25, from 5-7, at Vicky Droze's backyard patio. Food and drink provided. Please RSVP., vickydroze@comcast.net, by September 20 if you plan to eat or drink. Our scarecrow will be entered in Maclay Garden's scarecrow in...

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Who: Amanda Heidecker, Former FSU Runner, GWTC member & Director of Leon County Parks & Recreation When: September 15 at 6PM Where: Casa Grande Midtown www.casagrandemidtown.com formerly Beef O'Brady's in the JoAnne Fabrics shopping center Why: Get your County...

Diversity and Inclusion in Tallahassee 2021

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