Hmmm….I may get some less than desirable google searches with that title. :)
Today’s Photo A Day Challenge prompt is ‘P is for…..’ Peacock. (I took this over in Victoria in April)
I went back to flowers for “flowers and trees” week with the 365 Days in Nature group. I wish I had “smell-o-screen” because this rose was SOOOOO fragrant as well as being very pretty.
What does #2 mean? As I mentioned on facebook, tonight, I did this…..
This time last year, if you asked me if I would ever get a tattoo, I would have said “absolutely not”. But for many reasons, I feel like I’m not really the same person I was this time last year. I have been through quite a bit, and have grown from all the ups and downs. With growth comes change, and with change comes sometimes throwing caution to the wind and just ‘doing things’ you’d never done before but have always wanted to do.
Tonight’s ink is to honour my Dad. As I posted, when I would visit my parents, my Dad and I would often sit by his hummingbird feeders with our cameras (and a coffee or glass of wine, depending on the time of day) and try to get a good shot. While we waited we chatted and sorted out the world. He and I also used to take nature walks together (and again, sort out the world) After he died (I probably sound a little crazy) he gave me two clear and significant signs that he was ok, both by means of a hummingbird.
So here is my new and personal tribute to him. It is quite small, GORGEOUS (IMHO), is on the side of my foot, and now, my Dad and I will walk together forever. (it was a hummingbird, or the words “Daddy’s Little Badass”, I think I made the right call. Just kidding about the words, but I now have 2 tattoos, so I am in fact, pretty bad ass! HA!) I will do a proper “reveal” when the bandage comes off and it starts to heal.
Before all that, I met Michelle for our pre-work, Thursday coffee. I had a non-fat pumpkin spice latte this morning. Michelle’s famous hand showed off the nutritional info sheet I’d picked up while I was waiting for my drink.
I’m also back making green juice. This is apple (mostly tart green apples), pear, spinach, kale and ginger juice. (notice the sassy little toy I found in a bag that I was clearing out the other day….she was put to good use. You’ll see in a bit)
Dennis worked late tonight, and I had my appointment so we just grabbed some Mediterranean takeout for dinner. Mine was chicken tagine on brown rice, with salads.
We also split another pumpkin ale. (we have quite a few to try)
I walked through a park to the bird pond at lunchtime today….
..love the lines in these leaves, and the way the small one fell on the larger one.
I found a couple of snails walking on a tree stump (well, in this pic one is walking, one went into it’s shell when I put the doll down)….
And on the way home tonight, I came across some Amanita, my FAVORITE type of mushrooms. They are GORGEOUS! And there will be boatloads of them popping up soon.
…and a couple of other big masses of fungus! (they are all so photogenic!)
This amanita had a hole like a shocked mouth, so I went on picmonkey and gave it a whole face. (silly)
The red and white mushrooms match the red and white dotty dress of the sassy doll.
Ok, enough of that silliness. It’s Friday tomorrow…..does anyone have any big plans for the weekend? I’ll be back tomorrow….and maybe I should put another little mascot into my bag. Hmm…. :) Happy Friday to everyone!