Oh, what a beautiful day!
My husband and I decided to change the weekend he was going to spend with my mother to this weekend and I had total freedom today to relax and do whatever I wanted. And what I wanted to do was take photos and just generally hang out around town. I started the day with a wonderful latte and sitting outside at the coffee shop making tiny little drawings in my sketch journal. The weather was just gorgeous - Bright blue sky with white puffy clouds, low 80s and low humidity. So, of course, I just had to go back to my favorite photo subject, the junked ice cream truck. I won't be able to enjoy this treasure for too much longer, nature is winning the battle and the little truck won't last much longer. The sun is rapidly fading and peeling the paint, the kudzu has invaded the interior and it is beginning to disintegrate. But for right now it is great fun for me. And signs of approaching fall are showing up, too. The sumac is blooming with its incredible colors, the crepe myrtle's leaves are falling and there are very few flowers left anywhere. Had lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings at 3 p.m., then went straight to the mall and to Borders and had a mocha while I sat there and made another tiny drawing in my sketch book.
I feel like I've enjoyed today more than I should. My conscience is pricking me a little because I'm taking the time for myself instead of going to my mother's. But I needed this day and I've enjoyed myself immensely and I feel a little renewed.
Joy Journal: The beautiful patterns of peeling paint.