Saturday, 31 August 2013
52 Weeks Of Happy - 37/52
Hey there! Is it as nice where you are as it is where I am? The sun is shining and a healthy breeze is blowing. Perfect "drying washing after returning from camping" weather in fact. And oh it was glorious in Wales. Stunning in fact. Beauty everywhere. It was so green and lush. The hills rolled majestically and the valleys sang like the proverbial male voice choir. I was engulfed in nature, and my mind waxed lyrical the whole time. In fact as soon as I got home, I rooted out Dylan Thomas (I forgot to credit his poem on yesterday's post) and indulged in his wonderful poetry for an hour.
So here I go with my happy things from this week. Joining in with Jen and her lovely series.
We visited Cardiff Museum on our last day in Wales. It's a wonderful place, and has an extensive art collection from 1500 on. There was also a Pop Art exhibition too. The boys went to see the dinosaurs, and I had a delicious bit of alone time with the art. Of course you can't photograph them (although that didn't stop me from trying. My inner rebel still rises to the surface from time to time). But you can buy a postcard. I literally love postcards. They remind me of my teenage years when I had Monet's Waterlilies and Brat Pack movie postcards blu tacked on my bedroom walls. Six for £2.00 from the museum shop.
Do you ever 'lose' favourite items of clothing, and then re-discover them again languishing in your wardrobe? My denim jacket is ancient. I have had it since I was a student in the early 90's. You can dress it up or down. It will never look dated. It is still cool. I wore it out today, and for the first time in a while I felt a bit like a funky Mamma!
I came back from Wales to a tumble down garden. It is all looking a bit bed head in the morning out there. But there are still new pops of delight coming into flower. There are Hollyhocks, and some beautiful late Dahlias and Salvias. And these; Rudbekia peeping through the feathery leaves of of the masses of Cosmos. So pretty.
You know what a nature nerd I am. While in Wales we saw Red Kites, Buzzards, Dippers, Stoats, Shrews, Beetles, Butterflies, Bats, Dragonflies to name but a few. The boys loved all the different kinds of Fungi, and I snapped these in Dinas Nature Reserve.
And that was some of the happy from my week.
Here's to enjoying the rest of your weekend.