Good afternoon everyone on this rather cloudy day here at Steve’s Country. I’m a little late getting this out today. I really wanted to get it out this morning. Just didn’t work. As you can see. One of those days. Sometimes things just move a little slower. Or faster. Or things get in the way. Something happens. In other words, a normal day. Around here at least. I don’t think Muffin and I really know what normal means.
I have a chair by the door that Muffin likes to sit on while watching the chipmunks. I can still go in and out no problem. Usually. But for some reason this time was different. Caught my foot on the leg of the chair. So the chair came outside with me. With a loud crash. Both of us crashed. I’m glad Muffin wasn’t on the chair at the time. Or she would have been gone. Sigh. I mean really, how could it happen? Oh well. Like I say, just one of those days.
There was absolutely no wind. Good, I thought. I will go get some pictures of flowers. It’s a little hard to focus on them when the wind is blowing them all over the place. I get out there. First flower. Wind starts blowing. Quite a bit. So the flower is moving all over the place. Amazing really. Not really. Around here, that’s normal. So what to do? Hold the stem of the flower with one hand. Take picture with other hand. Trying to hold camera steady. Also trying not to get my other hand in the picture. Not easy. But it works.
But that’s not as bad as balancing on a little rock out in the water while trying to get a picture of a small flower that grows in the water. Not easy. Especially since the rock is not flat. Actually it was kind of pointy. I could have just waded out into the water. But I didn’t feel like getting wet that day. That wasn’t today. It’s a rather dull, cloudy day. Not very good for pictures. It would be okay for certain things. Not really the best day for flower pictures. But I did it anyway. I wanted to get out for a while. I’m an outdoor person. I stay indoors a lot during the winter. This time of year I try to be outside as much as possible. So my posting gets messed up a bit. So does reading.
I’m on my bed at the moment. Just to be different. Muffin is sleeping right beside me. She must have been dreaming. She really jumped. Startled me a bit. I think it startled her too.
Everyone should get outside each day if at all possible. Just go for a walk. Doesn’t need to be an exciting nature walk. Just get out and walk. Being outside is good for the brain. Helps to clear our thoughts. Helps to get rid of stress. Helps us to think about other things. Helps us to think more clearly so we can tackle those problems that we might have. Sitting inside all the time is not a good idea. If you have a park nearby, go and sit there for a while. Enjoy the trees and other greenery. Green is a soothing color. It helps us to relax. It helps us to unwind from the day.
I will have to do another of Steve’s adventures this week. Stay tuned. Coming to a blog near you. Until then, I hope you enjoy your week and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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