Friday, October 1

Things That Make Me Smile

It shouldn't surprise me when nature gives me an expected gift. But, it does. I have always loved nature. The spectacular way it 'shows' up when I need to be reminded that the little things in life are what brings joy into our days. The sky this evening was really weird for awhile; kind of a dirty yellow tint to it because of dry clouds moving over. Then it was like a switch was thrown and the sky was filled with color. I couldn't resist going out to get a look at the sky and when I saw it I just had to take pictures. So, here they are, because their beauty made me love the moment and made me smile. And sometimes thats all I need to be happy. I'm sure I will come back to this blog many times just to look at them and remember how I felt when I saw the sky. There was a plane flying through the scene so I took a close up of it. They must have had a front row seat of the view.

The above picture is the one that had the plane in it.

Within a few minutes the sky turned yet again; into grey clouds. I didn't take pictures of that.

The following picture is just a very very small look at something else that makes me smile almost every morning. Each day I sweep all the bark back into the planting areas and by evening the birds have made a mess again. This picture doesn't do justice to what it usually looks like once they get started! But, I do have to laugh at them cuz they just look so funny and busy kicking the bark all around looking for bugs.

The other close encounters with nature I had this week was, a baby snake in my garage. He was so tiny I could have step on him and squished him. He was really trying to hiss at me. I swept him out of the garage. I hate snakes, but he was little and one of the good kind. Then there was the lizard. I really don't like lizards either, he wanted in the garage too. Then there was a frog in the garage. I like frogs but I want them in the yard........ What is up with the garage??


corinnea said...

Love those skies!

Joan's Good Life said...

Lovely! You took really good photo's.

As for the baby snake... we had them too. They too were the "good" kind (although, I don't care for them at all, good or bad), but they were not in my garage... no... they were on my stairs in my HOUSE! Eeeeeyyyyuuuuuuu! So far, only the two! It's getting cold around here so maybe they are trying to get warm? But still...eeeeyyyuuuuu! Thank goodness Allen was around otherwise...blech!

That crazy Texan said...

very nice pictures, Norma.