Too much travel lately made me lose track of the weekly smile. It definitely wasn’t intentional, because I truly believe the world can use more smiles.
So today, when I remembered I hadn’t officially smiled in a couple weeks, I headed out to find you something to smile about.
Sure I could have just given you the Canadian images, but those weren’t from this week. And even though looking at travel photos always makes me smile I figured I should find something new.
Just about a mile up our country road is a corner filled with pyramid shaped goldenrod and dark purple asters. If I happen to go by when the sun is low I can’t help but be mesmerized.
So I smiled a lot as I wandered in this little patch of pretty, even though my target for today’s smile was another place a few miles up the freeway.
Yep, just a couple exits north of here is a swanky subdivision that I drove by yesterday on my way to buy birdseed.
I hadn’t been up there most of the summer, so I was amazed to see the entrance, full of huge canna lilies and tall dahlias heavy with blossoms.
Somebody in this subdivision has a green thumb and a whole lot of money.
Still, it was stunning in an entirely different way than the little yellow and purple field near my home.
Every year, at the end of summer the annual gardens just glow. We could have a frost any time now, and all of this will be gone.
So I was happy to capture a bit of it so that I can remember it during our long winter months.
I hope the colors made you smile too. What else made you smile this week? Write a post and link to Trent’s blog so we can all share smiles together!