An exhibit, yesterday, at the Augustana Library (a local college), to see the fantastic exhibit on Color and Pattern in Nature, as well as bug-based art. It was stunning. And fun. A great combo for my class of three young boys. It was Spanish day, so I taught them to say; "Quiero ver la mosca," and two other bugs before leaving. Even though none of our chosen ones were exhibited, with the exception of the dragon-fly, who was almost a fly, we had a lovely visit.
A trip, just me and two friends, for a weekend retreat of knitting and hiking and eating. We have so many pretty places in our region to camp and walk. Getting out to enjoy them is a treat, and a reason for gratitude. Knitting an entire weekend is the best. Ever. Add two friends and lovely woods, a campfire and some chocolate and it is perfect. I'm getting off-track.
We also make some time for taking care of people in need. We have some family projects, (no exceptions for not showing up for this); making a meal for a shelter or helping serve there, and some on our own. Discovering that people, no matter what their material circumstances of the moment, have depth, intelligence, beauty and maybe more to offer you than you than the other way around, is a beautiful gift.