Summer is still here – don’t get me wrong – but the oppressive heat has broken and the delightful summer days have returned. Even outdoor chores have been enjoyable…as well as the front porch lounging:) This was my view yesterday afternoon. Maybe not the best picture but you get the idea. The pink blooms are literally drooping on the tree – it is so full and more blooms open every day!
This week, I have also had my faithful friend and our resident “neighborhood stalker” (as we affectionately call her) with me. The silly grand dog! She will literally sit and stare for hours….just waiting for anything to walk by/breeze by/magically appear. I should have half her patience! The picture here is a screenshot from my phone. Just fyi:)
It has been several weeks since I participated in Five Minute Friday. I think I might need to join a bit more often as I feel rather “rusty.” The idea of writing – largely unedited – for only five minutes and not only making a point but doing so coherently. It feels challenging…but I’m up for the challenge:)
Just after writing these first few paragraphs, I went to check this week’s prompt. And it is – view! Who could have imagined?? I literally should move that top photo down and call it a day!!
But – at the huge risk of completely overdoing it with Alaska photos – l simply want to share a few more shots that my son has taken recently. These views are soon to be “in the rearview window” for him. Definitely symbolic of one chapter closing…and, no doubt, a new one opening. It is exciting….with a certain measure of stress included.
I have noticed in my own new season of life (still considering it such after my milestone birthday a couple of months back), that “chapters” of life seem to be closing more and more frequently. But new ones open and, if not right away, possibilities seem to quickly present themselves. And I am finding myself excited by new possibilities. Sure, I still overthink, overplan, and overanalyze. But not nearly as much as I have in the past – which is nice. All that overthinking can quickly take the fun out of anything!
Just as I am excited for Jordan, I am excited for new chapters in my own life. New adventures. New doors to open – and new paths to walk down. I am excited for whatever new views (if you will) might be ahead. I suppose I should keep my camera ready:) Tell me – what view might you have seen for the last time? Are there any new views you are anticipating? I would love to hear your thoughts. And I will try not to share (too many) more Alaska hiking photos!! Thanks for indulging me:)