Sunday: Reflection of the Day

Day 199 of 365:

{Simple, Single Image on Sunday}

Bird Bath

Mirror-like surface, maple tree reflecting back on itself.  Life should be as calm and simple as this….

Happy Sunday – have a peaceful one.



-Janice 🙂



Hump Day and Heat

Day 195 of 365:

Happy Hump Day?  Happy Half-Way-Through-The-Week Day?  Sure, why not.

Oh the heat today – wow.  Humidity and high temps don’t usually bother me, you know that, right?  I am a total summer girl – but my goodness.  Even I’ll admit I was feeling more than a little sweaty today.  And yes, it kinda got to me.

But giving the garden a drink and letting the water wash over my bare toes was nice…a fun way to bring down my internal thermometer a few degrees….


And that’s all I have for today.  A crazy-busy work schedule kept me from doing any writing and I don’t really have the energy anyway.  Though my novel was on my mind quite a bit as I made a two-hour commute in my car this afternoon.  Long drives are excellent for sorting things out in your head.  I suppose I could do some work tonight on the old WIP, but….well…..I won’t.  I’ll just go to bed, hot and sweaty and exhausted, and then get up with the birds at 5 am tomorrow morning and power though a couple of thousand words.  Same old, same old.

Why do I feel like I am rambling?

Gonna go back outside and finish watering my garden, I think…maybe splash around a bit in the sprinkler.  They say that tomorrow is going to be even hotter….

Namaste and keep cool, where ever you are.

-Janice 🙂



Look Up. {#4}

Day 194 of 365:

{Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up.}

Fourth post using this week’s photo challenge theme?  Sure, why not.  I am having fun with this one.  It might have something to do with the fact that, when it comes to physical stature, I am what you might call “vertically challenged”.  I spend most of my time looking up at things because I am so damned short….  🙂

Also, the act of looking brings a sense of optimism, and I think just lately, we could all use a little more of that.  Figuratively speaking.

I would also like to point out that I dusted off my real camera for this shot, something of rarity for me these days….  IMG_2337Clematis.  I have tons and tons of this climbing vine in my front garden. It’s a lovely, cascading waterfall of purple petals.  So here I am, looking up at – all 10 feet of it.

I am so glad I had the good sense to grab my “real” camera to take this shot.  I love the way that purple came out, all rich in texture, captivating, and splendid.

How about you?  What do you look up at?



-Janice 🙂