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Friday, July 16, 2010

Daily Delights and Discoveries

Scroll down for Friday's Fave Five,
Finding Beauty, and Just for the JOY of it!

Yesterday the skies
looked dramatic to the east
where thunderstorms struck

Turning to the west
skies were colorful as the
sun slowly vanished

Early this morning
drizzles fell and I looked up
to be greeted thus

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Sky Watch & Haiku Friday

1. I'm delighted that extended May Gray days and June Gloom have finally passed as of yesterday ... though it's hotter than usual currently with odd thundershowers occurring and fires started by lightning strikes are burning around the Southland. Fortunately it's not windy so hopefully they'll be out very soon. I've shared recent colorful skies above and this morning's RAINBOW too ... Just for the JOY of it! The 'drizzles' below are also from this morning but didn't last long and it's quite sunny out already today.

2. I've watered the yard and done some much-needed weeding already (after taking Molly for a walk earlier today) ... and I'll continue gardening activities later this afternoon once it cools off again. I do enjoy this unusual blossom ... methinks it's an onion or garlic plant but I'm not actually sure just what it is. I have several growing in my yard as they tend to multiply on their own.

3. I've been getting my ten year old Ford Explorer ready for the drive to Taos & back so that I feel safe on the highway ... getting new rear brake pads & brake fluid was my biggest expense but the tires are still good to go and my local mechanic has performed a safety check while doing regular maintenance so I should be able to relax and enjoy my 'road trip' when the time comes.

4. Since all my clothes are 4-5 years old, I decided to use this trip as an opportunity to update my 'casual wardrobe' with new 'Fresh Produce' pants and a few new 'Life is Good' t-shirts from REI ... just for the JOY of it!

5. Monday was 'Retired Gal's Lunch' at 'the Corner Bakery' and I enjoyed reconnecting & catching up with friends ending with a latte at Starbucks afterward. I'm headed out soon to have lunch with a friend today ... Just for the JOY of it ... then I'll run a few errands before I come home and work on my 'to-do' list.
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Friday's Fave Five, Finding Beauty and Just for the Joy of It

Thought for Today
"Enthusiasm is the great hill -climber." Elbert Hubbard


Victoria said...

Gorgeous post..full of beauty! so many gorgeous blooms..and fabulous skyscapes..magical! thanks for sharing your magic!

Jerralea said...

Sounds like life is good!

I enjoyed the photos.

Enjoy your road trip!

Pat said...

Gorgeous photos! Love the rainbows.

dianasfaria.com said...

I love the perspective of these photos. beautiful rainbows too!

TXDidi said...

Just doing things with friends is such a joy, isn't it? Sounds like you had a good time with your retired friends. Have a great week.

Barb said...

Your skies have a swept look, and the rainbow is a real gift. Have fun in Taos! I think your plant is a chive.

Heidi said...

What beautiful photographs of that stormy sky! I can feel the humidity and smell the rain!
Your garden looks lovely, could that be an allium (sp?) plant? Check it out...Thanks for the visit and the kind comment!
Have a great weekend.
Heidi - Heart and Home

Heidi said...

Oops, I'm losing my mind. I got you confused with someone else! Anyway, why don't you drop by sometime and then I can drop back and thank you again for the visit and the comment...
:) !!

eileeninmd said...

I love the sky and rainbow photos, wonderful captures. Enjoy your trip!

Susanne said...

Catching up with old friends is always a joy. Love the pictures of the clouds and rainbow. So beautiful.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That post was a joy just to read! What a lovely week you had. Are you soon to leave for Taos? Safe travels if I don't check back again before you go.

Splendid Little Stars said...

great post! The sky is so amazing--such drama!

Sherrie said...

Great pictures of the sky. Love all your flowers. Have a great day!

Food for Thought

Jeannette StG said...

Love those skies!

Joe Todd said...

Great post and skies