Joelle Duran (shout_of_joy) wrote in shouts_of_joy,
Joelle Duran

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Lots of bright spots in my three-day weekend:

     Some beautiful delights heading to church Saturday afternoon. A pair of pheasants crossing the road ahead of me, and the cheery hues of goldfinches and bluebirds flying around between trees together when I parked. But the best of all was the rainbow. A storm had just passed, and it was still raining a little as I drove east, but what surprised me was how faint the rainbow was, with such perfect conditions. Then I got to the part of my drive that gives me a wide-open view...and I realized what I'd been looking at all along was the second rainbow! The main bow was lying right above and on the ground, astoundingly vivid and surreal. Just wow.

     On Sunday I drove up to William O'Brien State Park again and walked six miles. It was neat to see the changes since my last visit--the wild geraniums, false rue anemone, and tartarian honeysuckles have all started blooming, as well as the earliest columbines. I'm also glad I keep bug repellent wipes stashed in my fanny pack against need, after being assaulted by ravening hordes of bloodthirsty mosquitoes. Unless the weather dries out a LOT, I'm done visiting parks for my walks for a few months!

     Finally got to get rid of a couple bags full of books at Half Price books. Got a miserly $10 back, but what was wonderful was that they had a dvd of 'Knowing' there, so now that's in my movie collection.

     Best of all, I actually got a little writing done this weekend, after not having the time/focus for any this entire month. Started on 'Tarek,' which takes place shortly after the end of book 5. Hopefully I can finish it before the summer heat boils me brains out...
Tags: birds: bluebirds, birds: other, flowers, moolah, movies, rainbows, tarek, walking
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