Yesterday, I went for a hike in a new (to me) park. I saw a bunch of squirrels, a jack rabbit, a lizard, and I crushed the leaves and smelled and/or tasted several different sages growing there. One was very minty and pleasant. I will have to find out what it was.
Thank you for posting this. It is very inspirational as, I'm sure, was your intention.
I was in Northern CA all last week, until yesterday, where I'd never been, so that was all new! If we're talking today, DH and I took some friends from out of town, with five rowdy kids and two special needs adult foster "kids", in tow, for a big hike in the woods. Herding all of them along was a bit of a challenge, but fun! The youngish adults, one non-verbal, the other 32, but intellectually about 4, surprised me with how competent they could be with some support. I had the latter totally glommed onto me, he wanted to follow me everywhere. Where ever we went, people gave us "the eye", worrying about something or another, because of the large and unusual group, but we had it under control. It's a good perspective to have, being what some consider, the "potential problem", different, scary, people .
A truly grace filled sermon on the horrific events of the this last week which our pastor concluded by blessing the work of our prayer shawl knitters and leaving us all with the image of everyone hurting in the world wrapped in the blessed grace of prayer and compassionate love.
The Cave of Caerbannog in summer, Castle Aaaargh in winter
I cleaned my drawers.
Not those drawers. The ones in the kitchen.
I asked my neighbor to stop draining his flooded septic field into my front yard. He had a hose running from his field right into my grass. It's the second time he's done it; this time he's been informed that I've put the health department on speed dial.
I made roasted garlic butter to put on top of our steaks. First time but it definitely won't be the last!
I like logical people---they provide a nice contrast to the real world.
I walked out on the floor of a brand new casino including our cafe, where everything is absolutely new and no one has played any of the slots or sat at the bar or used the restaurant tables...the POS computers at our place have plastic wrap on the screens still. No one's ever sat in the chairs, the bottles are on the bar and unopened. I've never been in a place that was so absolutely NEW and feels like it! (However our kitchen is very rapidly getting a lived-in feel, unavoidable as we're using it, plus some things like our grill are second-hand from the other properties. Still, the contractors came through with visitor passes so they could see what they built and ask how we liked it, which was also neat! Everyone's excited, even if we're also kind of dreading tribal days, as we'll be SLAMMED.)
One of my pet rats made a nest in a drawer in my bed frame. In it., she had:
A lollipop from who knows where
A baggie of Disney pins from the Disney drawer next over, which she had opened and had pins all over
Various papers from my desk, all chomped and made into nesting.
A couple tea bags from the top of the desk, a couple were open
Labels off packages
I cannot figure how she dragged all that stuff from various places to this drawer.
She also found a glass of Sprite left over. She balanced on the edge of the glass with her back feet, leaned into the glass, scooped it with her front paws, then sat up and drank out of her paws. I was watching her do this in amazement. She looked at me like, what, can't you do this too?? Lol
I went to a dressage show yesterday and had the pleasure of watching a VERY talented young trainer in action. In a sea of people who were unprepared and showing above their abilities, she was a breath of fresh air.
Not today, but a few days ago we had a REALLy bright rainbow that went all the way to the ground in a pasture. I was just pulling in the driveway. It was late and the sun was very low, in a clear sky to the West. Rain was coming from the East, and just getting to where the truck was. I took pictures, but the rainbow looks a lot fainter in the picture (taken with my golf swing, point and shoot camera) than it really was. I had never seen one all the way to the ground before.
Neat thread! On Thursday I traveled from home on the East Coast to Colorado for the second half of my veterinary acupuncture course. I take my equine exam tomorrow and spent all day studying equine points and participating in equine physical therapy, rehab, saddle fit and needling technique labs. A great day and definitely not the norm for my Sunday afternoons!