Sometimes I take things, people, places, in my life for granted. Yesterday I was looking out my window and I fell in love again with our yard. I saw the beauty of spring, and the vibrant colors that most days I ignore.
Can you see the waterfall through the blossoms? (“Waterfall” is a stretch, it’s actually a storm drain, but “waterfall” is so much more romantic.)
I was thankful that in this small part of the Earth that we inhabit, animals are able to thrive.
Can you spot one of our resident ducks in the photo below?
You’ve seen the view below in a fall photo series that I shared. Here it is in luscious spring.
Happy FriYAY. Hope you are enjoying your view today.
Last Saturday my dad and his long-time fiance Sandra, were married on a ferry-boat. This was an incredibly happy day for me because Sandra is very dear to my heart. (I really lucked out in the step-parent department.)
The ferry travels from Steilacoom and crosses part of the Puget Sound to Anderson Island.
Miles did the photography for their wedding and captured some landscape shots.
I’ve been craving Spring. My yard has been doormat with a layer of frost for the last few months. I’m yearning for some flowers.
I decided to walk around the yard and capture some evidence that Spring is coming. I added the pine tree because I never noticed how much I like it until today. I never really paid any attention to it and we have been here for four years.
This year we participated in the luminary walk that our little town sponsors. People walk the candle-lit path and reflect on their year and gaze at the festivities, the river, and listen to a band play Christmas carols.
Happy FriYAY! I hope everyone has something they look forward to this weekend. Whether that be time with friends, family, or a good book savor the moment. Here is a collection of random images from around our home.
I visited a cute bookstore in Snohomish, Washington yesterday called Upper Case Book Shop. I love bookstores. (Shocking!) The air hums and vibrates with the power from hundreds of books. Now that I’m writing my own book, I’m amazed by how many manuscripts actually make it to the book store. Writing a book is an enormous endeavor and then actually selling your book is an entirely different mountain to climb.
I like to envision my manuscript making it to the shelves. Will I ever see it there? Guess I’ll have to keep writing and find out.
Sometimes I feel so close to making my dream come true. Then dark thoughts cloud my mind and I wonder if I’m living in a fantasy.
Bookstores inspire me. So many authors have made it happen, surely I can too.
There is no time like the present. So I’ll keep writing. I’ll keep editing. I’ll keep dreaming of walking past a bookstore and seeing my book on their shelf.
I’d love to hear about your greatest dreams. Please comment below if you’d like to share. Sometimes saying your dreams outloud or even just writing them down is powerful visulaization.