Thursday, September 24, 2009

From beginning to end, yesterday was an awesome day.

You know the kind of days where good things keep happening, from the moment you wake up until your head hits the pillow at night? I just love days like that. And for me, yesterday was one of those days. I'll start at the beginning. As I was sipping my morning coffee, I logged onto my etsy account to discover that I had a few conversations waiting to be read. One of them was a woman from Australia who wanted to purchase a few of my mushroom garden stakes for her daughter's fairy garden. That brought a huge smile to my face, because it's so fascinating to know that my work will be traveling to such a magical place.

Then there was another conversation from the oh-so-sweet Lolo from Experimentalk informing me that she had included my bird's nest magnets in her latest treasury. And didn't she do a fantastic job? You can click the photo to be taken to the actual treasury.


What a wonderful start to the day! But it didn't stop there. I left the house to head down to work for my dad. I was delighted at the beautiful day after what seems like ages of nothing but rain.

The sun was shining.


The bees were buzzing.


And the wildflowers were blooming.


Later that evening, I returned from yoga class in a very peaceful mood. I looked out the window to see the beginnings of a phenomenal sunset. So I headed out to my balcony with camera in hand to watch as the clouds morphed into glowing orange wisps. I couldn't wait to share this scenery with you all. Oklahoma sunsets aren't always this lovely, but sometimes they take my breath away.

Here's what it looked like from start to finish.




I think I was still smiling even as I drifted off to sleep. I wish every day could be so perfect. I think this is exactly the kind of day Lou Reed was referring to in this song.

26 comments:

SheezKrafty said...

I AGREE! Yesterday was perfect! And it was the last day of my twenties! I totally took pics of the sunset too! Will share them when I pull them off of the camera :) AND I LOVE that song! It's truly one of my favorites!!!

Pili said...

What a wonderful day! It's fantastic getting days like that!

And WOW what an amazing sunset!!

ANestWithAView said...

Incredible photographs. Congrats on the treasury!

Megan said...

Yay for sunshine :)

lollywood said...

congrats on the treasury!! and i'm glad you had such a great day :) a great day for me is having a good meal and seeing my friends or family! me and my best friend always plan our time together around getting food haha... i'm excited because she is coming from texas to help me at indie emporium, so it's gonna be awesome having her there plus she gets to see all the cool oklahoma artists like you!

Suzanne said...

I honestly can't remember a perfect day. But the past few horrible ones have ended up as blessings in disguise. I could literally write a novel about how this week has changed my life for the better. Maybe I will.

Ink Obsession Designs said...

Yay for a great day!! :)

Audrey said...

Lucky you!! What a lovely day. Mine have been so hectic lately. Maybe once the snow sets in and I don't have to work outside, things will slow down and I'll have one of those days.
Have a great weekend!

Heather said...

what beautiful photos! You look so cute :) and heck yeah, I'd love to do a family portrait of you with your kitty kids :D that would be so cute!~ (we'll put the soon-to-be husband in there too, lol)

**==--..__Raven__..--==** said...

I love when days go like that too. That is a really great picture you took of yourself!! :)

Shel said...

How wonderful! Love those kinds of days. The sunset pics you took were incredibly beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Sue Furrow said...

Hey Holly, Thanks for the comment on my painting. You're a sweetpea. And YES I love days like you described and those sunsets!! It's very hard to paint a natural looking sunset. I've painted several,only two were good. Congrats on the treasury, it's always fun to be included.

Amy Perrotti said...

Yay, a happy day for Holly! Love days like that too. :)

velvetwoods said...

That is an awesome day holly.love your pics and you look so happy and beautiful ! congrats on your treasury.

Rheea said...

Holly, the skies are awesome!! I've never seen anything like this in Singapore just yet. My next assignment for a client was to design something related to sunset. These beautiful pics certainly inspires me!

I'm glad things are going better for you dear friend. Congrats on your sale! Another country to be added to your list. Yay!

Rheea

Grammatically Delicious Designs said...

Now I want to come to Oklahoma! Gorgeous. North Dakota is starting to get cold again. But that means I will soon get to end the day with the Northern Lights if I get lucky. Wishing you more perfect days.

Indy Grrrl said...

I love happy days! Great pictures : ) Also, about MAC, most of the items I've tried are great. I think they're popular because of the colors they have and how rich they look when applied. I'm the type of person that likes to use products that work--labels and prices don't guide me in one direction or another. I'll use cosmetics from Target to Whole Foods to Chanel to MAC! Good luck on making your first purchase.

cabin + cub said...

Sounds like you had an awesome day! I wish everyday were like that! ;)
ps. congrats on the treasury!

Melody Sage said...

Congrats on your lovely day, treasury, and traveling magic mushrooms!

Rose said...

Holly I always love the happiness of your posts. It definatley seems like you had the perfect day, that sky is just amazing.
I occasionally have a great day like that, but unfortunatley i think most of us remember the bad days more than the good.

Keep smiling :)

Rose

babalisme said...

Your day was magical!! This is the first time I hear the song, but I love it!

une petite said...

love your pics !
très jolies ^^

JennyMac said...

Love this..and your great attitude.

Super cute pic of you too!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

Sounds perfect indeed and these pictures are beautiful!

Denise said...

That did sound like a wonderful day! Sunshine always cheers me. Your photos are awesome!

DancingMooney ♥ said...

You are always so full of Joy, I just love it!!
:D

Wishing you many many more perfect days.