Friday, September 9, 2016
It's Friday I'm In Love
I thought it would be fun if Friday had an "I'm in Love with..." theme. I'll include a few things that have brought a smile to my face during the week. We'll see how it goes. For example, these flowers just said "happy" to me when I saw them in the grocery. So I brought them home, took them out on my deck with a cup of coffee, snapped a photo and made a happy memory.
Five other things that brought a smile to my face this week:
This book. It's the best book I've read in a long time. It's funny (as in laugh out loud funny), serious, sad and sweet all in one. I LOVED it.
I go through phases with reading: there will be a long pause where I won't read anything besides the newspaper (yes I still read a paper!) and then I'll go on a reading frenzy (like now). I love all kinds of genres: fiction, non-fiction, literature, sci-fi, fantasy, poetry... whatever catches my eye.
This magazine. It's the second issue that I've picked up and I LOVE it. There is a lot of beautiful photography, interesting articles and even reviews of camera equipment (*sigh*). These are just a few of the things I find they do particularly well.
This poetry collection. Simple, gorgeous poetry. Very enjoyable. I LOVED everything about this book.
This shot of the moon the other night. Hubby called me outside to come look. It was this gorgeous golden color. I LOVED just standing outside in the quiet and watching it for awhile.
Finally, my favorite photo of the week. I may have mentioned that my happy place to go photograph is our local nature preserve. I LOVE the wildlife, the scenery, the woods and the solitude of walking the trails and finding animals busy in their little world.
This is the first year I've seen a kingfisher! I had to Google the different kingfishers to make sure that was what this little fellow is and yes, it's a banded kingfisher. They are amazing creatures to watch. They sit high up on a perch, stare down at the water and wait until they see a fish. Then in an instant they dive straight down and spear one with their long beak. Here is the best shot I could get. They are small birds and this was pretty far from the shoreline. Such a gorgeous little bird!
And that's my "It's Friday I'm in Love". Thank you for stopping by. Have a great weekend!