I walked out my front door yesterday and saw a mysterious giant glowing orb in the sky. Initially, I thought I needed to call for emergency backup. But then I remembered what that weird blinding light was.
Oh, I exaggerate. It hasn’t been raining for that long. But damn, it feels like it’s been gray for weeks. It has really been bringing me down. It’s had help from other junk, sure. But enough already!
So yesterday afternoon, once finished with my bi-annual parent-teacher conferences, I spent a little time outside. With no jacket… which was not appropriate. Sure, the sun was finally out but it was only 50°(F). I didn’t really care. I just wanted to document the sun in case it disappears again and I have to describe it to future generations.
[Side perk – Both of my kids are smart little angels in school. A or A+ for everything, kind, helpful, conscientious, polite… I walk out of there feeling like parent of the year! And then I get home and they’re fighting about who touched whom first. Bahahaa!]
See?! Shadows! The sun makes those. (Yes, I know my lawn is terribly dead.)
The daffodils… they were all perky for, oh, a day… then they drooped with the rain. But they’re still bright. And yellow. I dislike yellow. But… flower.
Behind our house, we have a messy, woodsy drop that lands at the edge of a giant pond. Besides the raging squirrel population back there, we often see geese, ducks, blue jays, cardinals, a really f-ing annoying woodpecker, rabbits, deer, and I’m probably forgetting something else we’ve seen. But today, it just looks dead. Spring hasn’t yet made it green and pretty but I still love looking at the water.
I nearly blinded myself for this one. I know, I’m brilliant. But… the sun! Our GIANT pine tree… and the sun. And the vapor trail left behind by a jet. [Or vapour trail for the Brits… and Ride (see below)]
I suppose I must concede that even Ms. Darkness (that’s me) loves sunshine.
Here’s the Vapour Trail…