As we near the middle of November, some days are filled with treasured sunshine (like Thursday), and then it is dreary, overcast, foggy, rainy much of the rest of the time. Here's the view I am seeing right now out our dining room window.
Grandson Jake and I spent Thursday hauling loads of huge branches (many 20' long) from the woods where we had some thinning done. He drove the 4-wheeler, we bundled the large branches, pulled two chains around them and off they went to an area where they can be reached when we rent a chipper. Hard work...but the sun was shining, it was perfectly still and about 55 degrees with a blue sky.
Every couple loads we would lie back to rest in the beds of small branches still covered with needles, look up at the sky and talk. It was exquisite.
Wednesday I celebrated granddaughter Gigi's first birthday with her. Her mommy had bought a mylar balloon for her and we need not have bought other presents. She spent about 30 minutes bouncing the balloon up and down, giggling hysterically the entire time. There is nothing like a baby's laugh, is there?
So, simple pleasures...but the very best kind.
I did some more studio work today, so in a few days, I have some more photos of what is finishing up and what is getting started.