Below is another pretty Autumn scene - this one I took from the top of the parking garage as I was leaving work earlier this week. The clouds looked really neat that day, low along the Cascade mountain range and sky, and the cute housetops look so pretty with the fall trees in the background. Speaking of work, did I tell y'all I got a new job about a month ago as a nurse at a local hospital and clinic? It's fast-paced, interesting, and I get to talk with people all day long. People are living longer and I am so blessed and privileged to regularly see patients in their 80s, 90s, and even 100s. Yes, I've met several 100+ year olds! That wasn't as common back when I started nursing over 20 years ago.
It's that time of year with spider webs making an appearance all over the place. I walk through my yard with a karate chopping motion just so I don't take a web to the face - been there, done that! My neighbors may find it strange that I walk around flailing my arms faster than Michael Phelps, but it works for me. I think spider webs are amazing little works of art. I don't love spiders, but I don't get too squeamish when I see one unless they're big and fast and running in my direction.
I swear I did nothing to enhance this latest photo below of our sweet dog Maggie, who I recently discovered has some kind of weird laser vision. Apparently she was trying to put me under her spell to give her a treat. It worked. You are getting very sleepy...
Isn't that creepy?
Last weekend my Hula 'Ohana had the privilege of dancing at St. Thomas More's Intercultural Festival, which we've done every year for years now. It was a BEAUTIFUL fall day here in the Pacific NW, a great day for hula:
Rick took this picture - he was standing off to the side, and when I looked over and noticed him right in my line of vision, I gave him an extra big smile because I was so happy to see him. I like it when a picture shows what you're feeling:
When I posted the above picture on my Facebook page, several people kindly said, "you cannot take a bad picture!" You know, most gals I know don't go around posting the UNflattering pictures of themselves, now do they? While that is very sweet of people to say, it's simply not true. I have lots of dorkarama shots of me. Case in point - how about the first pic below where I look like a football ref yelling, "TouCHdownn!"? What is my mouth doing?! It's supposed to be smiling sweetly in this pretty love mele (song) that we're dancing. There's no yelling touchdown in hula! And how about that second one where I look totally bored and about to fall asleep during the performance and my tummy pooching out? Yeah, those are some doozies right there and I'm posting them on the Internet! #noshame
And finally, a picture of one of our glorious early fall sunsets with the Olympic Mountains in the background. We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful world.
I hope you all have a wonderful, beautiful fall weekend!