Nikon D750, 35mm, ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/50 sec. window light

I've been coming home from my morning walks lately with little treasures I find along the way, pockets crammed full of acorns and one hand clutching small bouquets of wildflowers and berries while the other hand clutches Langley's leash. She's patient with me, much like I'm patient with her every time she stops to sniff a new smell or check out a fire hydrant or lamp post, the canine's version of the neighborhood pub. 

I bring home the little treasures and wildflowers (weeds really) and either put them in small Rubbermaid containers or jelly jars of water and wait for the flowers to perk up. I always feel bad for the ones that continue to stay wilted, guilty that I picked them from the ground for my own selfish reasons, but the ones that make it are put about the house to make us smile. A little bit of morning for us all to enjoy.

Today's 30-day prompt is "circle".

The Weekend


Fighting off a cold.

Planting my fall flowers.

My weekend.

I Like Big Cups . . . .

 . . . and dinosaur cookie jars and canisters, too. 

On The Way To Sam's Club

Sunday Slowdown

I had a productive walk this morning with the dog, figuring things out, resolving other things, and making plans for the week. When I thought back to yesterday, to the laughter and long talks we had together, a feeling of total relaxation washed over me and I felt like myself again, less harried and unfocused, more on an even keel. She has that effect on me.

I spent three hours in the gardens in the backyard this afternoon, long neglected gardens that have needed some love. I weeded and raked up the magnolia leaves and trimmed back the holly tree, the whole time the hummingbirds squeaking and fighting and humming overhead. I thought about things I want to plant next spring and summer, where to put the extra hydrangea bush, what I wanted to do with the house, who to call to make the fireplace not a fireplace anymore, the apple pie I want to bake and then re-photograph since I've lost the original file. I made a mental note to not pressure myself into trying to accomplish everything in one day as I am known to do. I decided to take a break from social media for a while and to make this blog be my primary blog. 

I think today was a very accomplished day.