Stuff I see, which you might not.

Hello, sunshine!

on August 1, 2021

Hello there. It’s been a while. And I figured that there’s no time better than the present to get back into sharing everyday sparks. Maybe not quite every actual day, but if I notice things that you might also like. And that might take our minds off whatever we are going through for a minute or two. Whether you’re in lockdown, or enjoying the fresh taste of freedom on a European holiday (deep down I’m happy for you friends, really), or somewhere in between, it seems like the time to celebrate the little things.

The first day of a new month seems like a good place to start again, so here is the sunrise from Sydney’s northern beaches this morning. The sun is now rising around 6.45am and there have been some spectacular morning and evening sky shows over the past few weeks. Almost like nature knows that lockdown is no fun at all, so it’s throwing an amazing opening and closing ceremonies to make us feel a little bit better.

As backyards go, it’s a pretty lovely one and we’re very lucky to be stuck in this part of the world, although things do feel like they’re getting a bit out of control. People are getting very cranky and the divisive cracks seem to be widening. I’ve stopped watching the news and reading comments because they are not helpful and just make me mad or sad – both of which are bad.

You know what makes you feel glad? Sunrise. 10/10 would recommend.

8 responses to “Hello, sunshine!

  1. Kathryn says:

    So wonderful to hear from everdaysparks. You are a ray of sunshine in these crazy times.. the little things mean a lot more during lockdown that’s for sure!

  2. Bronwyn says:

    Amen, Sista. We are living through some challenging days. Like you, I’ve too tried to stop listening, viewing and reading. Apart from the angst it evidently causes,
    it’s so repetitive and boring and nasty. And if we could choose to eliminate these aspects from our life, it seems crazy that we would not! Here’s to celebrating those precious moments of wonder, joy, fun and beauty in our days. More of the good stuff, I say.

    • Cate says:

      I knew you’d get it! And you guys have been through a much rougher ride than us, so will take your lead and focus on the good stuff!

  3. Westside Crew says:

    What great words (and photos)! Thinking of you all during this lengthy lockdown – it can’t be easy but it will come to an end and fingers crossed NSW can have some sense of normalcy x

    • Cate says:

      Thanks guys – what a difference eastside/westside makes these days…please go away for weekends and out for brunch and to the movies and whatever else free people can do!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    What a lovely post – so glad to see you back writing!

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