Hello there. I wasn't going to do a post tonight but I've been a bit slack with my weekly happies and I also needed a distraction from the large Bushfire that is raging out of control right now on the hill neighbouring our property. This Bushfire is much closer than the last ones. There were 28 fire trucks and 3 helicopters dropping water bombs on the area all afternoon. It seems OK at the moment but there is a predicted wind change this evening so I doubt there will be much sleep - we are still on a "Watch and Act alert". It was another 30 degree day here today - so much for the end of Summer!
Anyway, in the 24 hours before the Bushfire broke out there was plenty to be happy about but here are my 4 happies for the week.
1. Dusk. It's been beautiful lately and last night I captured it from the bedroom window as I put Flynn down to sleep.
2. I awoke this morning to an equally beautiful Sunrise (Thank you Flynn for the early wake-up call :-) ). I didn't even get out of bed to take this shot - just snapped it on the iPhone while I fed him. With mornings like this, he may just make a morning-person out of me yet.
3. It was a glorious day and I went for a brisk walk along the beach after dropping the kids off at school. It makes me so happy that we live so close to the beach and that it is so pristine and never crowded. I go there a lot with the kids but it's been years since I've been able to walk along the beach on my own and at an invigorating pace. Today it was just me with Flynn in the sling and it was lovely.
4. Finally, is there anything more gorgeous than a lovely elderly couple. I watched these two for a good 20 minutes as I walked back in their direction. She with her hat and frock watching him while he had his morning dip. When I walked passed she was asking him all about his little swim. It just made me so happy. I hope The Pianoman and I are like that in our old age, preferably with me in the water with him!
While I'm here, a big thank you for all of your very encouraging and supportive comments lately. I really appreciate each and every one and apologise that I've been slower getting back to you since Flynn's arrival. And welcome to any new readers who have hopped on board. Please sing out if you have a Blog of your own that I may not know about yet won't you? Have a lovely week xxx
Update: The Fire is out thanks to the amazing and tireless efforts of the Tasmanian Fire Service as well as Mother Nature who finally provided some much needed drizzle the past few nights. Thanks for all your well wishes and concern....