It’s Friday! It’s random! Let’s go ….!
1. Our trees are have peaked and with the rain this week many have let go. There are still beautiful scenes to behold and yesterday I noticed another favorite of fall – that rich autumn smell. The fresh smell of wet leaves and plants letting go of their summer glory. The fragrance that reminds us all what Mother Earth smells like and all that she gives us.
2. I’ve taken the past 3 days off. Why? Because after leading an 8 1/2 month project while also covering another’s duties for 7 of those same months, I hit the wall. Everyone around me asked the same questions: what are you taking time off for? Where are you going? Are you going away? What are you going to do with all that time???? And my answer was the same: nothing. I’m not committing to anything. I’m going to rest, read, rest and read, in that order. And I have. I don’t feel the urge to “fill up” every spare minute with more to do. You?
3. Heard this morning of that a friend’s Dad passed away last night. That’s the stage of life we’re in now-a-days. Most of us have (mostly) grown children + aging parents and there’s a whole lot of both. Tomorrow I’ll make up some soup & other foods and have Hubbs drop it off to the family. Good thing I am rested and had that time off ~ see how that works?
4. Tomorrow marks 4 years of blogging. 4 years! In my very first post “Who’s the turkey” I wrote about things that I still write today – Mom, cooking, traditions, personal, relationships, joys, life lessons, and faith. Some topics can stand the test of time.
5. And this last photo is for my blogging buddy Dianna who writes at “These Days of Mine.” She has a pair of wild swans who visit their yard in S.E. Virginia and when I saw this picture I had to snag it for her. Taken in my home province of Saskatchewan, Canada earlier this fall, I call this one “Seven Swans a Swimming.” Millions of birds are very happy to summer “up north” where the world’s wheat basket is located. And yes, there are only 68 days till Christmas!
How’s your week been? Do you ever take time off just to “be?” Are you seeing migratory birds in your neck of the woods?