Yesterday morning I escaped! It was my husband’s idea. I’d been home with a sick child, and he decided I needed a break. I didn’t argue. Just grabbed my camera and ran.
Our favorite groundhog had said, “It’s spring!” So I took him at his word and went flower hunting . . . in the fog . . . mixed with a little rain. I got some great pictures anyway. That’s one thing I love about flower hunting. I never know what I’m going to find to photograph. I see surprises as gifts.
Here are a few of my favorite pictures from yesterday morning’s photo shoot:
That last picture was especially fun. The birds just kept flying in, filling up the tree with the perfect white fog behind them. I moved closer hoping to catch them all taking off at once, but they weren’t afraid of me. When something did spook them, I didn’t have my camera in the right place. It happened so fast! This is all I caught:
Maybe next time I’ll catch the picture! This is a fun practice memory.
That was yesterday’s adventure. Today I am playing with food! A lady from church raises chickens. She sent home a few dozen eggs – just in time! We’d run out this morning. Included in her sweet gift were three quail eggs. I don’t know how to cook them, yet, but they got to be part of a photo shoot! Here they are:
And now I’m trying a new recipe. No. It doesn’t involve the quail eggs. But I’ve realized I like to cook, and I’m accepting my daughters’ challenge to find healthy things I can cook that they will like to eat. Tonight we’re having Steak Pizzaiola, courtesy of my Mad Hungry cookbook. (Note: This is not an affiliate link. I just thought you might be interested in learning about this book. If you purchase it, I get nothing. I’m okay with that.) Here’s a picture of my work in progress:
I plan to serve it over macaroni with a salad on the side.
- What’s your favorite way to play?
- How have you found ways to combine work and play?
- Is your play restful and rejuvenating or does it seem like work?
That last question was important. If your play feels more like work than rest, maybe it’s time to find a new way to play. Put your imagination to work. What can you see yourself doing just for fun? Make a plan to give it a try . . . or just grab the tools you need some morning and run!