Today I'm thankful for the opportunity to help out others and the environment at the same time! I volunteered to take my turn at picking up the neighborhood recycling, and dropping it off at the local pick-up spot.
And since I was already going to be in town, I loaded up a few bags of Bayleigh's outgrown clothing for my friend Nicole. I'm glad to get them out of the house, and in a way, it's another form of recycling.
On the way to drop everything off, I spotted these bright colors against all the rainy gloom, so on my way back home, I pulled off on the shoulder of the road and snagged a few shots.
(*I know people must think I'm nuts, standing out in the rain on the side of the road taking pictures . . . but I really don't care. Now if I could just get the same attitude when I go into the "big" town; maybe I could capture some really interesting things. I'm just a LOT selfconscious about taking pictures of total strangers. I mean what if somebody came up and (heaven forbid) confronted me about it?!)
When I got back home, I focused on cleaning out all the little plastic drawers for my embellishment cubby . . .
and the drawers from the cart mom snagged for me at a garage sale.
I've been sorting everything by color, but my eyes were feeling the strain today, so I just piddled a little here, sorted a little there, and decided to start accessorizing my retreat a little.
I bought this old portable Remington typewriter at (you guessed it!) a garage sale for $5.00. It's in excellent working order and it's fun photo fodder. I could take LOTS of pictures of this guy.