Weekly Smile: 16 May 2022

Yesterday was my youngest grandson’s 7th birthday, so I took a bus trip 10 miles out of town to join him for his birthday party. My Weekly Smile is me sharing some of my day with you:-

  • The first pic is me with a big smile sitting on the bus on my way out
  • We passed a sprayer spraying come unidentified crop in a field
  • We also passed the ‘Cloud Factory’ – it’s actually a wood-chip processing plant making pressed fibre-board, and the billowing steam funnel gives it its fun nick-name locally
  • Once we’ve passed through the airport, the bus empties out for the last bit of the journey
  • We drive along the coast to the village where my grandson lives – the water is looking nice and blue today!

I’m not sharing any pics of the party itself, but we all had great fun and ate plenty of yummy party food. The drawing I’ve shared here is my grandson’s version of the Mona Lisa with her enigmatic smile, which his mum has put up on the wall, and the final image is my grandson wearing his new velociraptor mask – he’s a huge dinosaur fan so his big brother bought him the mask which has a chin strap (like a bicycle helmet) internally so that when you open your mouth wide the dinosaur mouth opens too, and it actually roars – what fun, and of course it looks as though the velociraptor is smiling too!

So there you have it, three smiles for the price of one today! 🙂

Unfurling Ferns

I love the way the new little fern tendrils stretch up and start to unfurl from their brown tightly-curled-up winter hibernation – every day they ease out and unroll a little more until amazingly I have lush green fern tongues cascading everywhere… nature can be so magical to watch in real time 🙂

Flower of the Day

Simply Me

A candid selfie taken yesterday… bare face au naturel without any make-up, complete with wrinkles and double chin and noticeably crepe skin around my decollete … but it’s simply me, the real me at 58 years old, happy to be outside in the fresh air and sunshine, weeding in my back garden…

Ragtag Daily Prompt: Faces