Woke up to find it nice and cool . It rained yesterday early evening , yeah ! Hopefully it will rain some more . It looks like it will , it is still cloudy . Love the rain . It made me think of home , in the fall . Home being the USA in this case .
I found this painting . It is named "Home In The Woods" and it is by painter Michael S. Parkes . It reminded me of when I was a teenager growing up , we had land in the piney woods of east Texas . Several others in our family had land in the same place . It was a favorite place of ours to go . We cleared the land by hand of the underbrush and small trees . Hard work , but good work .We would camp there sometimes in the summer with my sister and her children . Going for long walks to gather firewood to cook with on a camp fire. Swimming in the community pool, or the small lake near by . My sisters land backed up to a national forest , or maybe it was a state forest , don't remember which right now, but anyway ,we would some times see deer, bear , and once even a cougar . So cool .A real paradise .
I want to wish a dear friend a very Happy Birthday today . Happy Birthday Khadijateri !!! I know you are so excited you're finally 15 years old today ! Love you !! Hoping your day is special and your new year magical!!!