Posts Tagged With: sunshine

Brilliant Sunshine Draws Me In

Somedays I’m tired of the limits of where I can walk during lunch and take my photos.  And then the light will glisten just thus and so, brilliant as it glitters in the water and presto!  I’m there with the camera, eager to take pictures.

This was such a day back in October.  The photo is good, but barely represents how gorgeous my walk was that day.

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Word for tomorrow – PROVOKING.  If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the week under “A Word A Day”.

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Concluded This Was The Place To Nap

Someone concluded that this was the best place to take his nap – in the sunspot.  If the floor wasn’t so hard (and far away), I’d be tempted to try it out with him!

Word for tomorrow – COUNTER.  If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the week under “A Word A Day”.

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Rise and Shine To Go Fishing

My sister and I and our families took a wonderful vacation “up north” the summer my daughter graduated from high school.  My brother-in-law and his daughter (my niece – the one that plays the flute) went out early one morning to go fishing.  It was definitely a rise and shine type of morning to get out on the water by dawn to get the best fish. 

They had a wonderful time and she came back with a fish.  Unfortunately, the early morning caught up with her shortly afterwards and she dissolved in tears about the small fish she had to throw back.  A long nap later and the rest of the day went just fine. 

My sister and I were happy that he got up early and took her out fishing.  She was so happy with her catch and we relived the memories of going out early fishing with our own father, who loved waking us up with RISE & SHINE GIRLS.  LET’S GO. 

Word for tomorrow – BYE.  If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the week under “A Word A Day”. 

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Outside To Make Tea

I love tea – love it love it love it.  I drink it mostly iced, even in the dead of winter.  Several years ago, one of the blogs I followed talked about doing mason jar sun tea.  I loved the idea and have been making it ever since, especially on the weekends.

I am very simple with it – put loose tea in a disposable filter (I don’t like cleaning the strainers) and staple it shut.  Put it in a mason jar or clean spaghetti sauce jar, partially fill with water and put outside in the hot sun.  On the hot deck or deck rail is perfect.  Leave out until you are ready to drink it, anywhere from 2 to 6 hours.  Note for the winter:  the center back of the stove works really good especially if you’re making a pot of soup.

I make my tea triple strength.  That way when I pour it over ice and the ice melts, it’s usually just about right.  I add lemon, no sweetner, put on the lid to my glass, and enjoy.  This one is a chamomile – mint tea (no caffeine) that I made last weekend.  This used dried mint in it, not fresh.  I think the fresh mint would oversteep and taste way too strong.

Word for tomorrow – LARGE.  If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the week under “A Word A Day”.

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Interact With A Sunbeam

It’s a neverending source of amusement to watch the animals interact with a sunbeam.  I think they have built-in solar panels that automatically know which way to face to maximize their usage of natural warmth for maximum doziness.  I was surprised to find out that the dogs do this also, although it is not quite as high an art form with them as it was the cats. 

I actually have pictures of the kitten shown here (yes, my full-grown much adult kitten, last of my three babies), but several were somewhat less than PG, showing clearly that he was a boy. 

Word for tomorrow – FAITH.  If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the week under “A Word A Day”. 

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Wizard Effects on Landscape Color

Wizard - (fantasy) One who uses magical and mystical practices.

I’ve always enjoyed the movie, The Wizard of Oz.  It has so many things to think about, from finding courage to having faith to staying true to who you are.  This last week has been gray and overcast nearly every day.  It was so dreary, although I did take my walks during lunch.  It was harder to be enthusiastic about taking my daily pictures when everything was so gray and bleah. 

But on Saturday the sun came out.  And it was like in the movie, at the beginning, where it goes from black and white to beautiful glorious Technicolor.   

Word for tomorrow – LOADED.  If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the week under “A Word A Day”. 

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