I love to receive and give postcards but I need to do more of this. In this day of Facebook and Texting – it is a rare thing to receive a random letter or postcard in the mail. My friend Elizabeth sent me this postcard one time and I really liked the photo – I keep it on my desk at work to remind me of her thoughtfulness and enjoy the photo. These tangible items are precious. My Mom was a great letter writer – wrote to friends and family for years and years – sending photos to keep them updated on the family. I still try and write to some of her friends as she is gone now and they love to remember her. So do I. I’ll start sending postcards this week.
I couldn’t limit myself to one – so here are a few favorite novels that I have read and reread.
One of my favorite morning spots. I like to drive over to Vadnais Heights Lake and look at these trees. They are tall and grand yet their small leaves rustle so delicately in the breeze. Somehow it gives me comfort and perspective to know these trees have been here long before I was born and they’ll be here long after I pass. #augustbreak2017 #trees #vadnaislakesn — at Vadnais Lake.
I live in Shoreview, Minnesota. This is Grasslake Nature Preserve which is near my house. It is always quiet and peaceful and occasionally I see deer, lovely goldfinch, prairie tall grasses, flowers and once even a muskrat scurrying across the road. I love clouds and the clouds were epic yesterday. I love living in a state with four distinct seasons and I never take our many trees and lakes for granted. #augustbreak2017 #clouds
Time for the August Break photo challenge by the excellent Susannah Conway. I always find it an interesting challenge and fun to see what everyone else posts. I never feel pressure to post every day – but I try to as it always leads to some good self reflection. #augustbreak2017 #susannahconway #paying attention #photography