What is a tree (or two) handy for? Besides climbing that is.
Trees can be perfect for hanging a hammock!
A place to settle on a hot August afternoon, when a little girl says…let’s read a book daddy!
It’s been one of those weeks. You know, one you’d like to forget…pretend it’s a dream.
However…today brought with it the promise of longer days with the beginning of daylight savings time where I live. I know the days aren’t really longer, but the hours of daylight will begin to stretch well past dinnertime. I’ll take more light however I can get it.
The sun kept teasing me this morning as I sat at my computer. It would shine through my window…and then disappear…shining…disappearing. It got me out of my chair. I stepped outside and was greeted by a cloud parade playing hide and seek. Or was it the sun playing hide and seek? I watched and waited and clicked.
In capturing the action – and probably staring into the sun too long – I began noticing the clouds making faces. Or something. Whatever was going on, I got it.
One Word Sunday: Feeling
Trapped on the trail.
Only one way in.
Only one way out.
One Word Sunday: Seasonal
You have to look down and step carefully during a walk in the woods…after a much needed rain. Otherwise your shoes get soaked.
During one such walk in mid October, I was greeted by a mirror image of the view from above. Trees – pelted by the previous day’s storm – still dropping their leaves on the path. It reminded me of those accidental (or not) double exposures from back in the days of film.
The last of Autumn’s colors…briefly preserved.
One Word Sunday: Night
The last time I was able to visit my family in Washington DC was this past February. Four days with my daughter, son-in-law and grandson. A dinner out with my son. Memories made.
It was right before the pandemic exploded onto the scene here in the United States.
Little did I know on this beautiful moonlit night that I wouldn’t be able to see my kids again for many months to come.
This pair of three year old feet were two of a silly kind during a memorable FaceTime moment last year.
First…one bare foot appeared and propped itself up on the table…then disappeared at Mama’s gentle request…
Seconds later, it returned when mama looked away.
Then back in a flash.
Grandma (me) started giggling.
Then foot number 2 joined the fun.
Mama gave up.
And…as we all know…laughter is contagious.
Thanks to the kindness of dear “old” friends, I enjoyed this view across Lake Champlain last year. I was treated to a peek at the Adirondack Mountains of New York while waiting for a sunset one evening…during a relaxing weekend visit at their summer home in Vermont.
Hopefully next summer it will be safe to return.