I takes me about an hour to get from my place to where I used to live in the country. The first two-thirds of the drive are boring because you use what they call the fly over here. It is basically a freeway above the city from east to west where you can drive 60. The last third is filled with stop lights so I get off and take the back road in. Much more to see and not too much traffic. Everywhere I looked the countryside was green and lush from all the rain we have received. I pulled over and snapped a shot with my phone because my camera was buried in the back.
The first day there I did nothing but read all day up until I went to bed. I read one book on my kindle and started another. This alone by itself was relaxing because I thought of nothing but the book I was reading. I totally immersed myself in the book not letting my mind wander. That night when I went to bed the only sounds were the air conditioner cycling on and off and the sound of crickets. No cars on the road, music playing or the sounds of people coming and going. Just almost total silence. For the first time in quite a while I slept a solid six hours straight through.
I woke up the next day feeling better already. Drank my normal pot of coffee then started with my back exercises, something I have been neglecting lately then did about an hour of good solid meditation. I tuned on the radio for the first time since I had been there then read a little more. Later in the day I walked around my sisters yard to take some photos. I really wasn’t that in to it so all I ended up with I would describe as snapshots. My Sister takes a lot of pride in Her yard and always has flowers blooming the yard is filled with lawn ornaments a well watered lawn lots of flowers and flowering bushes. It also has a gold-fish pond and its Her own little oasis where she escapes from the world.
This plain looking turtle is solar powered probably 5 years old and still works.
She also collects lighthouses that are solar powered, this is one of Her newest additions.
This one I like to call when pigs fly, is also new.
I was walking back across the yard looking at the LCD on my camera reviewing the shots I had taken when I heard Mr. squirrel making a racket. We have a history, He is usually quicker than me and over the years I have managed just a few shots of Him. I quickly put my camera back in the shooting mode zoomed in to find Him and was lucky to get off one shot before He went into hiding.
The rest of the day I stayed inside because the humidity was in the 90’s and it was just to sticky to go outside. So I just goofed off the remainder of the day, woke up the next morning and headed home feeling better and more importantly relaxed and rejuvenated.