Favorite place, favorite thing

blogIMG_3517I once saw a piece of wall art that read “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.”

That pretty much sums it up for me this week. I’m behind. In everything.

I’ve been working on a project at home that involves printed photographs – hundreds of them. And they all need organized and put in a place where they can be easily accessed. And the more I try to hurry this project along, the more behind I get.

This project is taking me forever hours upon hours to complete. Matter of fact, I’m not even seeing the light at the end of the tunnel yet.  And because of that, I’m behind in doing the routine things I accomplish at home.

And because of that, I’m also behind in writing for this blog. I usually like to prepare my blog posts well in advance and have them all nicely queued up ready to publish a week or at least several days ahead of time.  

Last week because of the photograph project, no writing happened. And this week it didn’t happen again because not only has the project worn me down, but I’ve been under the weather with a respiratory virus. I’m hoping it’s just a common cold but it’s made me feel crummy and fatigued all week long.

Go figure. I didn’t succumb to a cold all winter and now that hopefully, spring is on the horizon, I get sick. Blah.

And because of all of that, I’ve been scrambling to put together blog posts at the very last minute this week. And it’s Easter week! One of my favorite times of year. I haven’t had the time, the energy, or the inclination to write about that at all because my sinus-stuffed head is foggy.

I’m also behind when it comes to the Word Press weekly photo challenge theme from last week – favorite place.

So here’s my last ditch effort to catch up at least here in the blogging world.

My favorite place just happens to be where my favorite thing is. Cue the song from The Sound of Music….♪♫ “These are a few of my favorite things…” ♪♫

The photo above is my favorite place, the view of our yard from our front porch, early on a spring or summer morning, sitting on my favorite thing – our wooden porch swing – enjoying a nice cup of tea.

It’s my favorite thing in my favorite place. It’s my happy place. And I sure would like to be there now.

 “Find your safe spot and your happy place. Allow no one to penetrate your soul.” ~Anonymous

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My happy place…my own back yard


The theme for this week’s photo challenge theme is ‘happy place,‘ a subject I’ve written about before.  You can click here if you missed that post.  

I don’t have a plethora of words to impart right now.  But I do have photos.

And my happy place is taking pictures that I can share with others.  My happy place is spending time with my loved ones. My happy place is found in my faith.  

And even though I enjoy traveling and seeing new sights, experiencing new places, and meeting new people, I’m always glad to come back here.  

To my home.  To sit on my backyard deck and observe God’s creation settling down for a rest on this side of the world.


Painted with brilliant colors by the Master Artist.

In my own back yard.

 It’s one of my favorite happy places.

“Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.” ~ from the poem “Home Sweet Home” by John Howard Payne

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