W^2 – patience

W^2 or W squared for Wordless Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Fern, waiting patiently at the Herrick Lake Forest Preserve – Wheaton, IL November 14, 2020 11:49 PM

Making the Days Count means being patient, sometimes it’s best to sit and wait before good things will come.

How is YOUR patience these days?

W^2 – sunset

W^2 or W squared for Wordless Wednesday November 11, 2020

Herrick Lake Forest Preserve – Wheaton, IL November 8, 2020  4:15 PM

Making the Days Count even on a cloudy day there is sunshine. You just need to have faith that it’s there.

What keeps you moving on a cloudy fall day?

Sunday morning, November 8th

If you had told me that I would be sitting outside writing a blog post on the second Sunday morning in November, I am not sure if I would have believed you.

But I am. The sun has shifted in the sky from where it is in the summer. I can feel the sun on my temple, and I can see my shadow in the laptop screen in front of me. Like many summer mornings when I have written a blog post outdoors on the deck at home or by the lake, I am wearing a pair of shorts and a sweatshirt. The temperature is 67F or almost 20C , there is a gentle breeze, and the sun is shining. It is a beautiful morning.

Yesterday morning, the puppies and I, sat outside and I enjoyed my morning coffee instead of inside on the couch. They sat side by side staring into the backyard, seemingly on watch for the critters they long to catch. The two puppies are really dogs, but they behave like puppies do full of curiosity and eagerness to run, jump, and play. Ivy, the older one, will be 11 years old in a few months and Fern, the younger one, is a little more than a year and a half.

 

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looking for squirrels and I am watching the leaves fall – yesterday the deck was clear… #fallleaves #raking #fallchores

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We are repeating yesterday morning’s unusual opportunity – sitting outside in early November. Continue reading Sunday morning, November 8th

W^2 – sunshine

W^2 or W squared for Wordless Wednesday November 4, 2020

Herrick Lake Forest Preserve – Wheaton, IL October 31, 2020  2:43 PM

Making the Days Count when the sun shines, when it’s cloudy and overcast and everything in between.

What are you doing with your sunshine?

W^2 – fall colors

W^2 or W squared for Wordless Wednesday October 14, 2020

The view from my front porch, the flag of the United States, and my favorite maple tree. Wheaton, IL.  October 10, 2020 – 3:22 PM

What is the view from where you stand?

W^2 – long shadow

W^2 or W squared for Wordless Wednesday October 7, 2020

My shadow cast by the slowly setting sun. Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL.  October 7, 2020 – 5:30 PM

Making the Days Count, one day at a time.

Have you been enjoying these early fall evenings?

W^2 – so long summer

W^2 or W squared for Wordless Wednesday September 23, 2020

NOTE: The autumnal equinox occurred this morning, September 22 at 8:30 AM CDT.

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Tuesday morning’s sunrise – final sunrise of summer 2020, my school’s parking lot, Naperville, IL.  Perspective is facing east September 22, 2020 – 7:10 AM CDT

What memory of summer 2020 will makes you smile?

W^2 – behind

W^2 or W squared for Wordless Wednesday September 16, 2020

Tuesday evening’s sunset, Front Street Wheaton, IL.  perspective is side-view mirror looking west into the sun, car facing east September 15, 2020 – 6:32 PM

What would you like to put behind you?

W^2 – sweet tango

W^2 or W squared for Wordless Wednesday September 9, 2020

a sweet tango apple plucked from sweet tango apples packed for sale in pecks, ½ pecks, and ¼ pecks Casnovia, Michigan – Monday September 7, 2020 – 2:19 PM

What fruits are ripening where you live?