Today’s positive…after a challenging week returning home tonight I see this tiny flower bud blooming on my kitchen window sill.
It was my mum’s favourite flower, and even after passing away over 30 years ago I feel she is always here watching over me.
Today’s positive…finding out my daughter and her fiance have booked flights from SF to visit us here in Sydney in March next year for my birthday. I am super excited. Miss her every day and so nice to have a visit to look forward to.
Today’s positive…seeing my girl bursting with happiness and so in love….best feeling ever.
Today’s positive…so glad we have the technology to allow for instant contact with anyone. Nice to know my daughter in SF is safe in spite of the smoke enveloping their neighbourhood.
Sending thoughts and love to all affected by the horrible fires in California. Stay safe.
Today’s positive…seeing new flower buds forming on the orchid my sister gave me, when she was visiting earlier this year. Living in Denmark her visits to Sydney are rare, but always treasured. Seeing her orchid about to bloom makes me feel like she is still here. The presence of loved ones can be felt in many interesting ways.
Today’s positive…receiving a photo of my niece looking very pregnant. The beauty of new life never cease to amaze no matter how many times we witness it in life.
Today’s positive…my last day in the US.
Thats not really a positive as Im sad to be leaving my daughter. But having a last day means you have been able to have a first day too.
I have so enjoyed being part of her daily life, and the overall positive is that I was able to do just that.
Tonight its back to Sydney for me.
Today’s positive…booked into this gorgeous little cottage for a couple of nights in beautiful Berkeley.
My own little writers retreat. Surrounded by a rambling garden making you feel a hundred miles from city life yet only five minutes walk to cafes. Love it
Getting out of the city is always good and a day spent in Mount Diablo State Park gets you not only fresh country air but mesmerising views as you wind your way up steep roads to 2500feet sharing the road with both cyclist and cars, It’s a slow ride but so worth it.
On the day we ventured into the park the fire danger was very high and the land was very dry but the colours amazing. Yellows, greens, blues and rusty browns in stark contrast to each other coloured the landscape as far as you could see until the hazy fog took over.
The bush reminded me a bit of the Australian bush. The dryness and the spiky tiny leaves characterised by our own native Australian plants.
A picnic in the bush was the icing on the cake in spite of having to share with native bees. Why does food taste so much better in fresh air?
Today’s positive…when someone goes out of their way to make sure you are safe and comfortable. Even more sweet when that someone is your daughter.