1. All the wild animals I've been seeing - they are really moving in the last few weeks. I have seen four sets of turkeys over the last week and some of the gobblers were already in strut or gobbling. Hearing a wild turkey gobble is one of my favorite sounds and holds so many memories of early mornings in the turkey woods with my Dad and PaPa. The deer have really been moving too as have the skunks.
2. A flower pot of blooming miniature daffodils sitting on my computer desk.
3. A pair of mourning doves greeting me as I leave for work and then again when I get home.
4. Taking all three dogs for a quick run out on the trails.
5. My American-made running shirt from Runyon Canyon Apparel my Mom got me for Christmas. I love it. Thanks again, Mom.
6. Talking with my sister on the phone and getting cracked up at the background chaos that ensued when Logan got his fingers stuck in a Chinese finger trap he got at his Valentine's Day Party. Don't worry - his fingers are no longer stuck. But when they were, it was dang hilarious.
7. Hanging out in the yard almost all day long on Sunday because the weather was so glorious. I spent a good couple of hours just lounging in a lawn chair, soaking up the sunshine, and finishing up another Ron Rash book. I absolutely love his work - the beauty of his colloquialism and ability to capture the gorgeous yet harsh reality of this area. One of the teachers I work with suggested I read his work since he lives in the same town where I teach and writes about the area. I highly recommend starting with One Foot in Eden. I finished Serena on Sunday and it was fantastic, and am now working my way through The Cove.
Happy Thursday, friends. Here's to looking for the good.
Sites I Dig
The Road is Home
The Seed & Plate
Sharon Covert Photography
The Define School
The Noisy Plume
Sarah Gee Photography
Fox & Owl Studio
The Stork and The Beanstalk
Mellow Yellow Photography
A Simple Little Journal
What I've Been Reading
The Girls by Emma Cline
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Never Broken by Jewel
Hold Still by Sally Mann