Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Good Day

I still have many photos to post from last week, but instead today I thought I would share my day with you.  I rose this morning after a GOOD night's sleep.  I capitalize GOOD because whenever I sleep well it's definitely a GOOD thing. Woke up about 5:00 AM ready to burst needing to pee...hurried to the bathroom, did my thing, crawled back in bed and fell right back to sleep until about 7:00.  Now I usually don't post about my bathroom ventures, but because I slept so well through the night and never woke up the need was greater than usual and then to be able to crawl back into bed and fall back asleep was a real bonus.  OK, enough said on that subject.

Today was B&N day with my gal pals.  Haven't been in a couple of weeks due to business and company so it was good to get back to discuss those all important subjects, you know those subjects that women talk about...coffee or tea, blueberry or cinnamon scones, family...the good & the bad.  While sitting in the coffee shop at B&N, looking out their large windows, the clouds were just so magnificent and our American flag flying with those clouds in the background always makes me so proud to be an American.


After B&N I felt the need to go to Hobby Lobby.  I get that pull about once every two months or so, and since I have a NEW office/studio I thought maybe I could find a thing or two for my new spot.  I did, not surprised are you?  I have this condition called, shop/buy.  But I will say everything I purchased was 30 40 or 50% off.  That always makes me feel somewhat better.  As soon as the curtain for the window arrives from "Country Curtains" and I get it hung I plan on taking pictures and sharing.  I really really really do love it.

Subway was my next stop to pick up a sandwich drink & chips and then head over to Whalon Lake and sit in the parking lot watching the birds swoop.  They never did land and were so very fast I didn't even attempt to photograph them, I think they must have been some sort of swallow, they had those scissor tail feathers.  After the sandwich, drink & chips (which was quite tasty) I left the car and walked around with camera in hand and snapped these.....


This is as close to "cactus" as we get here....I think this is some kind of thistle, along with the white one below the Queen Anne's Lace.




I don't know if this is a rarity or not, but I have seen Cormorants around here lately.  Saw some in Chicago on Lake Michigan and now found them out here in the burbs.


See the man in the blue jeans on the other side of the lake?....I am sure he had a camera around his neck....probably trying to take their picture too.  He was a little further away than I was, but neither one of us was very close.  This dead tree was in the lake that they were perched on.


Now the day is ending....the sun is low in the sky and I must finish my book since I am hosting book club tomorrow evening.  So hope your day was as pleasant as mine was.

If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one.  ~  Robert Cavett
Until next time.....

23 comments:

  1. Well hi there! Looks like you had such a colorful day... Love that cormorant, and those "mexican hat flowers! All great and glad you had fun. Planning coming soon and sent you a message....

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  2. gorgeous blooms. ( :
    i love the Queen Anne's Lace & the thistle.

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  3. Beautiful shots! I love Queen Anne's lace...I wish I could find it growing around here.

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  4. What a lovely day you had. Just the kind I like, relaxed, filled with sunshine and friends & good food!

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  5. glad you had a GOOD day. and i think cormorants are so neat. :)

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  6. Awesome day you had there! Love hearing all about your busy life!

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  7. Sounds like a really GOOD day. Your photos are always so beautiful. I love the look of the clouds behind the flag. I took a similar shot a few days ago.
    Thanks for your comment on my post "what I've been doing". Aren't those tall ships magnificent. I'm still technically on my blog break but have been visiting some and will post more soon.

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  8. I love your pictures and posts. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. You are one busy gal. I am loving your photos once again my friend.

    Hugs~

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  10. Sounds like a wonderful day all around!
    I'm looking forward to some Subway this week myself - yum!

    I think the plant under the lace is teasel.

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  11. Fabulous shots, what a wonderful day you had and I think is a thistle ('cirse des champs/cirsium arvense) a creeping thistle..

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  12. You certainly had a wonderful day and your photos are great.

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  13. Sounds like a very good day! Your photos are beautiful - love the cormorants!

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  14. Sounds like a great day! A good sleep is priceless, for me cooler temperatures help with the good sleep. Love all your photos!

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  15. Sounds like a perfect day!! My mom is the same way - she gets SO excited to sleep late after her first run to the bathroom - so that made me smile!

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  16. You have described a dreamy day (including the singular early a.m. potty run). I love your shot of the Queen Ann's Lace and how neat to get a shot of the Cormorants.

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  17. I am glad you are back from your trip...missed your posts♥ The purple thistel's....Lordy...they are gorgeous! We sure are on the same mind path, both proud to be an american and showing the flag in our post☺Stay blessed...have a great weekend.

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  18. Lovely thistles and cormorants! :)

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  19. Always good to have a good day isn't it? Barns and Noble has done a lot to make it a good day for a lot of people I think. Your walk and having lunch sound great, love Subway (veggie delite) is my favorite and $2+ for a sandwich is awesome. Photos are wonderful as usual. You have a wonderful way of capturing the Everyday.

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  20. This does sound like a good day. I agree...anytime we sleep well, it makes the day start out better.

    You are a busy lady. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful photos, and your day.

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  21. You know my favorite thing about this post? You got a GOOD nights' sleep! That makes me smile.

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  22. So glad you enjoyed your day! You've reminded me that I must photograph the Queen Anne's Lace before it's gone. Your's is beautiful!

    Have a lovely weekend! xo

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