red, white and blue and rainbow: happy fourth of july, folks!
pink: front porch of the vacation home. we had a short-term temporary rental fall into place (providence) and will be retreating from landlordly negativity and heading to this little oasis shortly to live out of suitcases and await closing on our new house, so we are calling it the vacation home. so much gratitude for good people and connections made at yoga class!
red: speaking of vacation, we took a break from the moving and headed to our local family campsite and had a terrific fourth of july weekend by the creek.
orange: as i was trying yesterday to re-integrate slowly back into moving mode, i found myself sitting with my coffee and camera on the bench in the backyard, when this happened. self care proved to be the best way to start my day, as it turned out to be a very productive “gst” monday (get sh!t together, as my sister and i are calling it these days).
orange: crawdad in the creek by the campsite
yellow: these butterflies were fluttering through the campsite all weekend!
neon yellow: walter the dog became very good friends with quinn, who was willing to throw the ball into the creek an infinite number of times for walter to fetch.
green: asian pear tree (rich’s favorite!) in the front yard at the vacation home.
blue: osprey perched along the route to the vacation home. i’ve seen him there twice so far. in other wildlife news, i saw a bear on friday morning as i left for work! alas, i did not get a picture of the bear, though i did note its presence on a morning when i was really feeling my inner mama bear starting to want to emerge and roar. landlord negativity brings that kind of thing out in me, and the bear galumphing down the driveway felt like a nod to the appropriateness of that instinct.
blue: so many kids can be so well entertained by one inanimate object
blue: one side benefit to straddling two households during this time of year: double blueberry crops to graze!
brown: ducks racing upstream past our campsite (a family of 15 by quinn’s count!)
black: he is clearly quite distressed about all this moving business. or not. the kitties are both big fans of all the shifting boxes they can hide and play and sleep in. crinkly paper inside? even better. bart, in particular, likes to defy laws of physics and fit himself into boxes that are actually smaller than he is.
rainbow: just another version of the rainbow-colored glasses we are seeing the world through these days… as viewed through a heart-shaped lens! i hope your world is all bubbles and butterflies this week!
a splash of color on monday morning
a photo study documenting the colors of the spectrum: the balance points between light reflected and light absorbed