"But if the world could remain within a frame like a painting on a wall.
Then I think we would see the beauty.
Then we would stand staring in awe at our still lives posed like a bowl of oranges"
"Bowl of Oranges" by Bright Eyes
Today was beautiful in every way.
The weather was sunny and spring like.
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I was able to begin my day unhurried.
I had a sweet time in my home office with my Bible, some journaling, some prayer.
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I did a bit of creating and crafting.
I went on a run on the path that runs along the Columbia River with a friend from church.
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I ran some errands and bought a few groceries.
I did some laundry.
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I made a healthy dinner for my husband and myself.
Oh, and I took a few still life photos of the mandarin oranges I bought at the grocery store.
They're in the beautiful pedestal bowl that I found a while ago.
I wanted an ironstone fruit bowl for quite some time,
and then was blessed to find this bowl for only thirteen dollars.
It's not antique, but I am still smitten.
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I'm not always blessed to have an unhurried Monday.
Sure, I have a running to-do list of things I could have, maybe even should have done.
Yet, I don't feel a bit guilty.
Today I didn't just photograph a still life, I lived a still life.
It was lovely.