November is one of my favorite months, partly because Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. The sunsets this time of year are breathtaking and I am able to reflect on so many things that I am grateful for. This is a photo I took one evening when the sky was just incredible in any direction I looked. Life offers each of us much to be thankful for.
Focusing your vision
I tend to look for the small details in life… the way someone looks at another person, the way the light hits a cloud as the sun goes down, the beauty of color and textures found in every day life.
This is just a reminder to stop and look for the beauty and details in your world instead of letting them pass you by.
The colors and textures are amazing to me. The photo shown above is one that I took a couple nights ago. Capturing just the right moment is the trick, since the light changes so quickly.
Farmers Market and the beginning of strawberry season
These organic beauties are grown locally and are as delicious as they look. Wonderful just by themselves, or on some steel cut oats for breakfast. What a great way to start the day. Only problem is… they’re gone before you know it!
A Christmas or two ago, my niece got me some Ocean Salt by Lush. It’s a great face and body scrub that leaves my skin feeling great. I got a few gifts there recently and picked up a little something for myself. It’s a massage bar, but works equally well as a moisturizer during winter months or whenever my skin is feeling dry. The Mange Too has a wonderful scent of honey and chocolate. When I rub it in my hands, it melts just enough to coat my skin.
I was recently invited to one of my girlfriends’ birthday parties. She is quite a character and we have a lot in common. She wanted to have a ‘Crazy Slippers and Pajama Party’ as she turned 40. We all brought a brunch item and happily indulged and celebrated her entering her 40’s, complete with bellinis. It was great!
Periodic wildlife sitings
This bobcat wandered down the driveway the other day. I just love when that happens. I love it even more if I have my camera with telephoto lens handy.