NaBloPoMo 2015 – Entry 26 – Let’s Try That Again
So, yeah. Last night after work, I came home, had dinner, messed around for a bit, and then sat down in the recliner and crashed with the laptop, well, on my lap. Woke up after 11pm, farted around a little longer (including that last post) and went to bed, just before a brief power outage here. Slept pretty well after that.
So, this is kind of a “what I’m thankful for” sort of post, as well as what I was planning for yesterday.
Monday, I had to drive out to one of the little towns surrounding Fresno, and again yesterday. Around here, it’s mostly Ag land. On one of the roads out to this little town are some peach orchards (at least, I think they’re peach trees). Their leaves turned such a beautiful shade of golden yellow and orange-yellow they practically fluoresced in the sunlight, especially as it passed through the trees and lit the leaves from above.
Since, I’ve been looking for trees with such brilliant colors. Those are rare hereabouts. My mother once mentioned that she missed the changing colors of her birthplace, West Virginia. So I took her to see the maple trees at the college I attended, but they weren’t the same to her. Due to the local “warmth”, trees don’t change as deeply, if much at all. A lot of places have trees that still have green leaves.
Doing this has been very unlike me. My attitude in past years as simply been “Yeah, seen one, seen ’em all.” But I’ve been downright emphatic in my pleasure with changing leaves. And I’m thankful for that. I don’t know what’s caused this change of mind and heart, but I’m happy for it.
That’s all I’ve really got for today. I’m working tomorrow (Boss changed his mind, as I knew he would), but not a full day. So for now, I’m done for the day.