Five Senses Friday has become part of my week in thoughts as well as images but as the weather continues to be dreary sometimes I find it difficult to get inspired. I am going to have to start focusing on Valentine's Day and all the "pretties" that you can feel/touch, see, taste, hear & smell. Next week for sure.....
This week I have:
Feel/touch - The last of the tulips from Trader Joe's, their petals have become almost paper-like breaking off and falling away with just a slight touch.
See - I finally cleaned and filled the bird-feeder this week (shame on me for waiting this long) hanging it on the tree right outside the front window. The birds had no trouble finding it especially the sparrows and the chickadees.
Taste - If I don't have anything else in this category you can count on me for coffee...coffee is an everyday event with me, being the first thing I taste each and every morning. Even a chipped cup is OK as long as it contains that morning cup of joe...
Smell - Shopping earlier this week I bought this Reed Diffuser...have you ever used these? If you like the aroma of pleasant smells, this is the way to go. I love scented candles but I tend to not light them unless someone is visiting. I am afraid that I will leave them burning which could spell disaster. The Reed Diffuser can give you that same pleasant aroma without the fear of forgetting....however there is something about gazing into a burning candle that is mesmerizing, kinda like gazing into a burning fire. But I will stick to the diffusers.
And finally hearing....what would my day be like without hearing the sound of my sweet pea, Toby and his bark? Poor thing, how does he see with all that hair in front of his eyes...must get him to the groomers soon.
And one last image. Kim Klassen's Beyond Layers Course challenge this week was to make a collage/storyboard. And with that challenge she provided us with story-board templates. This was my story-board/collage using her templates and some of her textures which I uploaded to the Beyond Layers Flickr site yesterday. Holy Moly....to my surprise it made the EXPLORE page for February 2nd. Can you see me doing the Happy Dance?? Thanks to Kim and her encouragement and inspiration.