The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet
Cold and rainy day
Good for cleaning out closets
Or taking a nap.
Note: No, I didn’t take a snooze. In fact, I was a whirling tornado, tackling some cleaning chores too long put off. I cleared away clutter; made stacks to be shredded, stacks to donate to charity, and stacks to be trashed; and I used Monday morning to parcel out my handiwork. I can see this is the tip of the iceberg, but already I feel amazingly free! Eliminating clutter is one of the principles of Feng Shui (the Chinese art of placement to harmonize individuals with their environment).
Siblings or lovers?
It doesn’t matter as long
As love keeps them close.
I’m not asleep… but that doesn’t mean I’m awake. ~Author Unknown
Let sleeping dogs lie
It’s hard to wake them, you know
Dogs are sound sleepers.
Man is a dog’s idea of what God should be. ~Holbrook Jackson, British journalist, writer, and publisher
The smile says it all —
Nothing better than a hug
From my favorite kid!
I found you, you thief!
Stealing my green tomatoes
And creeping me out.
I’m having a real feast here.
Thank you, gardener!
There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast. ~Author unknown (applies to dogs, too!)
Rain morphs to downpour
Lightning flashes; thunder cracks
Get up now, Mama!
Where is the good in goodbye? ~Meredith Willson, The Music Man
WordPress has decided to end its weekly Photo Challenge. It’s been running this feature since 2011, though I just joined the fun at the beginning of this year.
I imagine those of us who enjoyed a dare are sad to see it come to an end.
The final challenge is “All-Time Favorites” and asks us to share our favorite photos. Nope, not gonna happen — there are too many photos to wade through, too little time in which to do so, and I’d have far too much trouble choosing just one.
So here’s my interpretation of goodbye instead.
Farewell, my pretty
You served me admirably
Rest in peace, okay?
Note: It’s been almost two years since an accident totaled my car. My scrapes have healed, but my heart remains heavy for the car that gave its life for me. During the summer months, there are more of us on the roads and some are driving distracted. Please be mindful!
Careless lawn service
Twisted metal spout again
Might need new glasses.
Note: This is my interpretation of Twisted, the WordPress Photo Challenge for the week. The exact opposite of a straight line, I suppose. Anyway, I took this one this morning, after the lawn guys ran over the gutter downspout yet again. Sign.
Nothing like some snow
To send even an old dog
Into wild zoomies!
Note: This is my interpretation of Liquid, the WordPress Photo Challenge for the week. We’re supposed to share a photo of liquid in whatever state we’d like. If memory serves me correctly, this shot from December 2014 captured one of our early snowfalls, and my dog gleefully joined me outside as big, fat flakes swirled down from the sky.
*The “zoomies” are sudden bursts of crazy energy that are totally normal for healthy dogs.
Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza. ~Dave Barry, American author and columnist
I’ll start brewing craft beer soon
But what a great name!!
Note: This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge theme is Unlikely. We’re asked to capture the unexpected, the everyday in an unlikely place, the unpredictable. My pen name is O’Shea, and when I spied this Irish stout on the grocery shelves recently, I knew I needed its photo. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll get back to Ireland and look up the brewers!