The Weekly Smile for the Ninth of November, 2020 #weeklysmile

Last week was stressful. It wasn’t just what you are thinking. Work was tough. There was a mis-delivery that was not fun. Etc. But this weekend more than made up for it!

I spent the entire weekend on Cape Cod. It was unseasonably warm, and was sunny. I did a long walk on my favorite beach both Saturday and Sunday, rolling up my pant-legs and wading in the (frigid) water.

I took a long walk in the woods. It was gorgons! No photos, but the trees were all red, ranging from bright to brick, orange, from copper to gold and back, different dark yellows and many, many shades of green. A few weeks ago, New Hampshire was aflame in autumn color, and now the Cape was smouldering in the hot embers of that color.

I also made it out on the kayak a couple of times for very long paddles. The water was clearer than I have ever seen it. It was calm. There was almost nobody out on my first paddle, but I did share the water with a few boats on the second (I paddle at the same speed as the boats traveling in the no wake zone, so I followed the boats).

As I said in my Tuesday poem from last week, there is a calm in November. The world seems to be holding its breath. It is still alive, but getting ready to hunker down for winter.

That was my smile for the week – enjoying a peaceful weekend on Cape Cod.

What made you smile?

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Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week.  Why don’t you share it?  I hope you can join in!

Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas.  If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity.  Don’t smile about the misfortune of others.  Don’t smile in a way to excludes others.  Make sure a 12 year old can read it.

To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile.  Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ).   You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me).   Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile.  (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).

49 thoughts on “The Weekly Smile for the Ninth of November, 2020 #weeklysmile

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I’m sorry you weren’t able to take your normal vacation. it has been a bad year for a lot of things like that – I haven’t seen my parents in over a year! Cape Cod is great, though you may think the water a bit cold ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      There is something about November that is very calm – the world seems to be holding its breath. Of course, this year, well… Always great to have something to look forward to in the coming year :) I’ll stop by in a few minutes.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It is a wonderful area, and love being able to spend time here. Someday, it will be my full time home… We had some long overdue rain in October – we really needed it, but I will admit that I missed the outside time ;) I’ll be by in a few to check it out.

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  10. Charlotte Hoather

    Cool photos especially the footprint one, really like that 😀. You made me smile with your trebly funny joke on my post. I also laughed when my Mum told Matt the birthday cake he made me should be named the death of music 🎵 because it looked like blood 🩸 dripping down the side. He’d called it Orcakestra.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Charlotte! Glad you liked my silly pun. “The Death of Music” sounds like a John Cage/Stockhausen collaboration gone wrong ;) Though naming the cake “Orcakestra” is a stroke of genius, as it is kind of a triple pun.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It was a lovely weekend :) I was always a mountain person, but the older I get, the more I enjoy being by the ocean. Or, perhaps, it is a return – I grew up on a Great Lake at the exact same latitude as my place on Cape Cod (now is perhaps 15 km south, but close!), so this area feels like “home” in a way that no place else I have lived has.

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  11. Dale

    What a perfect weekend – especially if your week was rough.
    Our colour is pretty much a thing of the past. You have that wild tree here and there that doesn’t follow the crowd. Pretty spectacular when you look at the big picture.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It was nice having a bit of peace. Thanks :) I will go check out your smile again – it looks like a great place, a bit of green so close to the city, even if it is manmade.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Most of the maple is gone, but I was surprised with how colorful it still is down here on Cape Cod – New Hamspshire is mostly brown and beige… When I turned back and saw those footprints, I had to get a photo…

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