The sun is shining gloriously today and I am glad. Sometimes rainy days are a comfort, but after a hard-fought emotional battle, the soul needs sunshine.
Thank you so much for your kind and supportive comments and emails on my last post. They meant a great deal to me and helped me through the inevitable crash that comes after sharing such things. XO My heart aches for those of you who have gone through similar and much worse abuses. I wish I could hug you tight and hope very much for your healing and peace and courage. I’m so glad that no matter what we’ve gone through, we are not alone. So glad that no matter what painful things happen to us, we can always make something beautiful and wonderful out of our lives. I love you dear, brave souls so much.
After writing that post I went for a long walk with my dogs, Fletcher and Luna. It was an exquisitely beautiful Autumn day with deliciously warm sunshine that illumined the rich colors of this season. Hope you like this stroll through the bush with us. 🙂
Prickly pears are ripe and prolific right now. We have one bush that is at least 30 feet high!!! I think they look like something out of a Dr. Seuss story with their fuchsia fruit and prickles everywhere. 🙂 My friend Ann is going to teach me how to make prickly pear jelly one of these days, and I can’t wait. 🙂
The grasses towered over Luna who stuck close to my heels instead of tearing off into the bush with Fletcher.
We passed a lot of kangaroos and they bounded away after we roused from their naps in the sun-warmed fields. No matter how many times I see them, they always make me grin.
I kept craning my neck to see the trees etched against the brilliant blue sky. I never tire of that sight.
I came across this bush covered in tiny orange fruits almost as hard as a nut. I have no idea what they are – any Aussies out there know? Whatever they are, they’re gorgeous and so cheery.
I have a few more discoveries to share with you, but I’ll save them for next time. It’s the start of a long weekend and time to get in cozy pjs, pour a glass of wine, and curl up on the couch to watch a movie.
What are you looking forward to this weekend?