Afternoon sunlight, growing things, new sheets (is there anything better?), outside easel painting. Little views of our world lately.
(And a note about our art display -- looking at this area makes me happier than happy -- what feeling is that exactly? Super happy? I call it my nearly free art wall. The pineapple-butterfly picture was given to me by a dear friend from Hawaii. The blue Stonehenge picture used to be my dad's and had been tossed into a closet. I told him one day, I'm a-takin' it and he was cool with it -- I've been gazing at this piece of art since I was 6 years old. I love it so. The Chinese calligraphy picture is my name and Andrew's name done in Chinese characters, made by a street artist in Seattle for about 5 dollars. The pencil drawing of baby Julia was done in Italy by a street artist -- my mom and step dad went on a trip during Julia's first year and had it made from a photo. And the Very Colorful Pictures were done by Miss Julia and those pictures make me smile every single day. They're the first and last things I look at when I wake up and go to sleep!)