Election Day here in Canada.
I will vote today.
I’ll also listen to the news and devour opinion and analysis pieces as they pop up on my phone.
Then, I’ll go into the garden and take a few moments at the annually recurring therapeutic gazing bowl.
In case you need a few seconds too, help yourself …
Even if you don’t live in Canada, you might enjoy a short respite from news and politics and shouting.
You might catch a glimpse of the future in the ripples.
At a minimum, you can be hypnotized by the reflections and raindrops dancing together, and take a few deep breaths.
Just for half a minute.
If you need a longer respite …
Then back to waiting for results and biting nails.
Reading the Leaves part one was posted at almost the same last time last year.
People are coming over. You could spend days cleaning and tidying the house from top to bottom.
Or … you could just painstakingly dismantle the vintage chandelier and polish all the crystals instead.
Of course, this will take so long there will be no time for other cleaning/tidying … BUT the chandelier will so very dazzling that visitors will be completely distracted from less than perfect bits by the blindingly sparkly light fixture.
Most important of all, the job will mean wrestling the old painting ladder out of the shed. This piece of equipment is one of Edgar’s favourite things and he usually only sees it at Christmas when it’s hauled out for decorating the top of the tree. Seeing it so early made his day.
So, if you happen to be coming over here tomorrow, kindly avert your eyes from dust bunnies in corners and feast your eyes on the mesmerizing chandelier.
And try not to trip over the ladder … 😏
Oh, and and Happy Thanksgiving to all!
For more handy home décor tips see Home Décor For Nature Lovers