Fire

I have a habit of looking up. Inside and outside, I’m always with my head tilted back.

On my way to work, I walked under this tree and it felt like the sky lit up around me. It was glowing. It was a moment where the air was crisp, the sun was beating, and my world was on fire.

Assembly

I’ve been visiting the Assembly area a lot. It’s near my work, the river, the train, and there’s shopping. What more could I possibly want?

Now that it’s getting darker earlier, I’m able to enjoy the lights they have strung up. There lit year-round, but I always seem to miss them when visiting Assembly.

Blue Sky

I don’t remember why, but I looked up and saw this perfectly transitioning tree with the blue sky backing it and feel in love with the image.

These shockingly clear blue skies, cloudless, are a favorite of mine.

Leaves

The leaves are falling! And we’re getting a decent amount of rain, which I hear helps with the colors.

The house on the corner doesn’t rake, fine by me. So every day to and from work I look at the amazing colors on their lawn. I doubled back for this picture because I thought the rain drops looked so neat.

Red

Some really intense red leaves all over the brand new sidewalk on my street. Wind was a bit much lately so the first one I went to take a photo of blew away.

But then the next day I found one just as pretty.

Thunderstorm

Tonight I attended a work event about copyright. It was pretty interesting, though it felt like it flew by.

I braved a severe thunderstorm to get there, and when I left, there was a weird orange glow over the Common. Also, very nice that the park was so empty. I almost never get to see it like that.

Office

I was sitting at my desk and feeling overwhelmingly good about where I work. It’s so much calmer than where I was before. There’s no longer intense pressure weighing on me. Everyone is normal and calm. Also the job is pretty basic.

I’ve lost ten pounds since I started two months ago. I’m only spending eight hours a day at the office and when I leave, instead of being swallowed up by cranky people on clogged trains, I step outside and look at the waterfront.

It’s not always going to be perfect or even the right fit, but it was the right choice for this time in my life.

Flowers

Scents are tricky. Most perfume and scented candles give me headaches. Combined with city living, which involves every terrible smell ever, I rarely come across things that smell good to me.

But man, Springtime, that’s fun. It’s not only walking in parks and enjoying the smell of fresh air, it’s also the blinking trees right at the edges of my driveway.

I walked out the door this morning and all I could smell was these stunning flowers. It’s like smelling happiness, if such a thing were possible.

Park

I left the house around 8:30 in the morning and went on a long walk. I think I walked about 3 miles. Half of it was along the river.

The park was new to me. While I’d driven on the main road for years, I’d never taken the path tucked behind the buildings. It was amazing to explore the paths and have the area completely to myself. It was too early even for dog walkers!

Now, I’ve certainly been prettier places. But I felt so good being out and active, I didn’t mind some of the flaws. There’s something special about finding such a public space and being able to enjoy it alone.

Snow

There hasn’t been a ton of snow this winter–which I hardly mind. But last night’s snow storm left the region with a heavy, wet layer. I was surprised mind-morning to look out the window and realize it was still sticking to the trees. It is so different from the bare branches I’ve become familiar with all winter.