Do you ever just get the feeling to pack a bag and jump on a plane to anywhere? The daily grind of work, eat, sleep and back to work again was finally taking its toll on me and I needed a break from it all. Well, I did just that.On March 16th, I found myself toting two full packed suitcases with as many summer outfits I could find in my closet and strolling into the airport.
“Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. This is your captain speaking and welcome aboard…” Before I knew what happened next I was sound asleep.
Within a few short hours I was in beautiful Miami!! Even though it is was cloudy, I could still feel the warmth in which the city greeted me. Ahhhh!!
After work yesterday, I went to visit a friend who was going out of town on vacation. We ran a few errands to prepare for the trip. On our little venture, we stopped at the light by a market that was selling fruit outside. I love fruit but I had no intensions of stopping. We were on a mission. But it was the wagon-like cart that caught my eye. It’s nothing new or amazing profound but I just liked the assembly of the fruit display. So that is the story behind the photo.
My friend is happily enjoying a vacation in mountains while I’m now having a craving for fruit. Man… I should of bought some fruit! Next time I’ll definitely stop for some fruit.
Today was a beautiful day for a walk so I drove out to the pond. I know, you thought I walked; I did but just a few blocks. Due to the radiating pain, I had to turn around and head for the car. I felt a bit defeated because it was only last week that I began to feel less pain but more importantly, I was able to walk to the pond on my own. Today was the first day I really thought of my situation. This time last year, I was able to walk 6 miles easily and now I can’t. I walked slowly across to the pond. I saw a father teaching his young daughter how to walk. It was such a beautiful scene that tears welled up in my eyes. I stood and watched for a while. I thought maybe I needed to take baby steps to recovery and stop putting so much pressure on myself. Who knew a little toddler and her father, who I have not had the pleasure of meeting, would be the teacher of today’s life cleanse lesson.
The above photo was taken while at the pond. Somehow I felt better after leaving the pond. As I started the car and headed for home, I began to smile to myself.
Hello everyone!! My early evening walk went well today, even though I really didn’t want to go; I went with my health in mind. A little determination was all I needed to get going. I managed to walk an extra eight minutes without pain. Hooray!! My total walk was 39 minutes… well not including the time I took to take the photos. So I guess it was an hour. HOORAY!!
I am sure I’ll regret it in the morning but it will be well worth it because when I uploaded the photos, I was even happier that I decided to go for the walk. Smiles all around! The colors were captured beautifully. I hope that you enjoy them as I much do!
That’s it you say… Okay there will be a part two tomorrow! Until then…
I thought I would share an original piece with you today. The photo was taken yesterday during my nature walk. For the past few months, I have tried to really enjoy the simple things. You’ll be surprise how much is missed because we take the simple things in life for granted.
It has been unseasonably warm for a few days and now has finally gotten cold. The back and forth is confusing my immune system. This morning my throat began to feel a bit sore. I immediately drank two glasses of orange juice and went in search for cold medicine. I haven’t had a cold for two or three years and wasn’t looking forward to getting one. These will make me feel better; each and every one of those pretty little pellets!
Still exploring with macro photography…I think I will venture to a new technique tomorrow… stay tuned!