In the On the Hunt for Joy challenge, the first challenge is to go outside. Today that has very little appeal, it is much more of a curl up by the fire with the pets and drink hot drinks kind of day. Gray, chilly, breezy, rainy and gray. We did get a few, fleeting, sun rays so I popped out and took a couple of pictures.
The sky, taken from just outside my front door today:
And my favorite rose just won’t give up and call it a year:
Walking is not an option for me, the dogs insist on at least two a day, and have an active lobby for three. Many, if not most, of the photos I take are on walks with the dogs. These walks, though on nasty days like today sometimes feel like they are a very time consuming chore, help me keep on an even keel emotionally and maintain a sense that the world is a beautiful place, even when things aren’t going so well.
3 thoughts on “Battered and splattered…but still blooming”
I immediately connected to your post , it was as though you were describing my day and those photographs are stunning. To still blooming and blue skies, cheers!
That rose is still looking marvelous. Thanks so much for playing along this week. 😀
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Good on you for searching for joy in dismal weather. You’re right about walking being good for you – 20 minutes where you increase your heart rate also increases your endorphin emission (feel good hormone)