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Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure

My daughter and I drove out to Georgia from Arkansas to visit with my sister and brother-in-law. They have an apartment with a beautiful view of the lake from their balcony. It had rained a few times while we were there, but what I didn’t expect to see was a rainbow forming out of the lake in front of us. I’m not sure I’ll ever see this again, nor capture it on film again, but what an opportunity to have witnessed it. Usually one would think treasure at the end of the rainbow when they see one, but not too many people see the end of the rainbow.


View from where I’m sitting

I’ve been doing a lot of ‘View From Where I’m Sitting’ pictures and posting them on my Instagram. I think I’ll start posting them here as well.

Today’s ‘View From Where I’m Sitting’


I’m sitting on the couch in my sister’s living room, watching it rain. Though I had to open the door to get a clearer picture.

A beautiful view

It was almost six this morning when I got up, feeling wide awake. I could hear the birds singing and the ducks quacking. My sister’s apartment overlooks a lake from her balcony. The lake is within ten feet of her backdoor, literally. Also within a few feet from her balcony you can see about a dozen ducks, geese, and palmetto trees.


The ducks have been spoiled by my sister and her husband as they feed them. Yesterday my sister and her husband went shopping while I stayed here with my daughter. A duck flew onto the balcony, walked up to the door, and continued to stare inside. I opened the door and it started wagging it’s tail and chirping  I had to call my sister to tell her that one of the ducks is waiting up here for her. She told me to feed it some bread until they came home with the duck feed.


This morning my daughter, sister, and I went out to feed the ducks. You could hear the ducks and geese coming from far away as soon as we threw out the first handful of bird food. In no time we had over a dozen adult birds and about eight baby ducks.

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Safe in Georgia

I made it to Georgia, safely, after twelve exhausting hours. It’s the first time Dublin has been on a road trip that lasted longer than two hours. She began to get cranky after about two and a half hours on the road. Though she had a portable DVD player to keep her occupied, it stopped working. I didn’t blame her, I wanted to get out and stretch my legs too. We stopped in West Memphis at a McD’s for a quick bite and got back on the road. 

We made it through Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, then Georgia. When I got to Georgia it began to storm off and on. When It the rain stopped I saw a small part of a rainbow ahead of us.