The other day, I was driving around trying to find some beauty in this mountain town, so I could be close to nature. I didn't see anything out of the ordinary, so I started to drive home. Then, I saw it.....I made a swift turn to the left off the highway onto a street where a little house was and stopped. There she was, just standing in the front yard of someone's house.
She didn't run away, and didn't seem to be afraid at all. Most of the deer that I come across get startled when they see my camera, but not her. She just kept munching on the greenery in the front yard.
She danced this way and that way.
She scratched herself.
She stuck out her tongue.
And it even looked like she was laughing.
Then, she looked over, and just stared at me.
It was like she was a magical deer, and she was so close I could almost reach out and touch her. To think that I was trying to search for beauty in nature, when really, nature always comes to us.
When me and Nel and Jess went shopping at Home Goods one day, Nel found lots of items, and one of them was a pie plate with cherries on it. The other day, Nel made a cherry pie and used the pie plate she bought.
I found some Starbuck's cinnamon coffee at the store and had to get some. The cashier, S, said that a man liked it so much that he came back and bought four more bags.
I made some delicious steaks one night. They were so tender that the meat seemed to fall apart when cleaning it.
I went to see A. at the Home Shop and bought a couple things - a tin of green tea and a chocolate huckleberry bar. My oldest brother used to tell me about the benefits of green tea, and I've been drinking it ever since.
I also bought two bowls, which are pretty good size, to use when I make popcorn. Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks, and I make it the old fashioned way on the stove with melted butter and salt.
Jess and Brian and Francesca took a trip to Hawaii before the school year starts. I'll try to share more of that later.
She sent some goodies home to her brother, which I've enjoyed as well. ; )
It's nice when we can do a little shopping and treat ourselves once in awhile....all for the comforts of home.
Francesca sent Uncle b a picture she drew - it's of him and her surfing the waves together. And Mia sang a tune and played the guitar on a little video for uncle b. It was the cutest thing. A gift from a child is the most special of all.
Lastly, a couple months ago, Nel lost their cat, Cleo. They were devastated. But the mama had more kittens, and Nel decided to get another one for Mia. All the other kittens were kind of crazy, but this one was so snuggly and loving. They named him Luca. Disney's Luca is one of their favorite movies, and they just went to Italy this year. Luca means "bringer of light" in Italian, and Nel said he definitely brought light to their family after losing Cleo. I'd like to you meet Luca.