Friday, September 20, 2019

Much Needed Walk

It's been a long, good day.  I truly am not used to sitting for long periods and that is what we have done most of the day.  We went to a bee conference ( I told my friends at work I was going to bee school) today.  Met some amazing people and learned so very much.  When we got home this evening we both looked at each and said we have to take the dogs and  us for a much needed walk.  I didn't know Rick had snapped the picture until a few minutes ago.  The walk did us and the dogs good.  Rick is going back to bee school tomorrow, but I am staying home.  I still have some online classes that I need to complete.
I hope the weekend brings good things to you all.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Nature's Collage

When  we walk each morning I am always trying to be present, to be aware of all that is around me.
This photograph tonight made me think about what an interesting artist nature is.  There was an old concrete block and she created art with it.  That is what I saw on my daily walk today.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Beauty Bush

Even in the blazing heat and drought this beauty has flourished. Enjoy your Thursday, be kind and at least once tomorrow ...laugh out loud.   It will do your heart and soul good.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Bark

Back in early summer, a thunderstorm rolled through and lightening struck one of our 100 year old oaks.   He is still living but there is a long nasty scar from his battle with nature.  A few days ago we had dry hot winds and the next day when we walked there lay a long strip of bark that had fallen from the struck tree.    I have been known to do a few crafts, so I am letting the bark weather a bit longer before I get creative.  It's one of the longest strips of bark I have ever seen and it is beautiful.
I snapped this photo this morning.   The textures and colors are mesmerizing.  This strip is about six feet long.

 

Monday, September 16, 2019

Wrong

The heat, along with some fatigue has triggered a Menieres flare the past couple of days.  I thought I was over it this afternoon so I went to work.  I was wrong.  In for the night, ready for bed and a better day tomorrow.

Be kind, spread joy.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Science Geeks

We took Jordan and his Nana to visit Cook's Museum of Natural Science today.  The Cook family gave back to their community ten-fold with this museum.  It is truly a beautiful experience with most of the exhibits including some sort of hands on interactions.  It was thrilling to see families bringing their children to experience science in such a creative way.  I feel sure several budding scientists were inspired today.  Jordan was just beside himself.  We spent almost three hours there and he would have stayed much longer if the adults had just a wee bit more energy.  The museum is located in Decatur, Al so if you are ever in the area I urge you to take a couple of hours and find your inner science geek.
In the photograph we are at an exhibit created by someone from NASA.  About every 60 seconds the climate and terrain in this "sand box" would change....desert, Arctic, jungle, tropical...we built a mountain out of sand, a volcano, lakes and saw all of them change as the climate and location changed.

It was a truly wonderful experience.  I think it is safe to say, a good day was had by all. 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Brunch

Full moon this Friday the 13th, I was so excited but we have cloudy skies tonight.  Just hope the clouds bring rain and cooler temps.  It was 100 degrees today.  I hope fall remembers to come to Alabama.

We visited Jordan's school today.  It was Grandparents Appreciation Day.  His Papa had to work, but his Nana made it and we got invited as sorta grandparents.  Jordan called early this morning to make sure we remembered the invite and he made sure to tell us it was going to be a brunch.  This was a 5th grade and 6th grade event.  The lunch room was filled to overflowing with proud grandparents.
Rick took tons of photos.  I think it is safe to say, the brunch was a success.  There was a lot of love and many smiles in that school this morning.

I hope your Saturday is a good one.  Be kind.