Spring! This day, Friday and Good Friday at that, has lived up to its name and thanks to Mother Nature’s benevolence, has been exquisite. Astronomical Spring arrived March 21, not quite a month ago. Since, Mother Nature has treated us with all the perks and joys of SPRING (including itchy eyes … not a complaint, just a statement of fact). Today has been no exception. I took the above photo of the Spring Full Pink Moon last night – not quite full…tomorrow.
I began the day as I have for nearly three decades – that fact astonishes even me – writing in various paper journals and the DayONE app on my iPad. The former I do out of habit and for the sensory experience: feeling the pen as it glides over the paper; making and forming letters in both cursive and printed fonts; inserting a doodle or punctuation symbol or even a spot of color from a drawing pencil or a bit of washi tape. The writing is as natural as breathing and the words flow, often times surprising me when a phrase or just the right word pops in my mind and appears on the page. With handwriting, I don’t have to worry about if I do this will/does that happen? I just know for I’ve had many decades of experience.
Writing on my iPad is a different ball game. For starters, as I’ve shared before, I don’t do QWERTY (type) tho’ I must admit the more I use the keyboard, the more I am doing QWERTY …but ne’er enough for it to become my method of choice. I either use DayONE or the Word Press app for the inherent ability to save, move paragraphs around, add photos, take a word count, assign categories, play with fonts and insert links, etc. For example, at this point in this post, I’d typed 350+ words and 1515 characters, give or take, twice. Why twice one might wonder? Simply because for some reason, Word Press on my iPad isn’t saving! Wonderful! So, I moved to my Mac and retyped the 350+ words and more than 1500 characters… and remember, I don’t do QWERTY….
So, the sun is setting on what has been a day filled with many gorgeous Spring moments.
I leave you with this photo of #blueskyblooms taken on my morning walk. Enjoy and have a beautiful weekend.
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Thank you for that beautiful photo of the blooms! Colorful flowers against blue sky is just what I needed for this very gloomy morning!
Your journaling practice is inspiring – thank you for sharing it! And those spring phots are perfection. I hope you had a great weekend, Honoré!
Gorgeous photos! My journaling practice has faltered since we’ve returned from vacation. I’m rethinking what I’m doing this year, and may move to digital journaling. Can’t decide. When we went to bed last night, the full moon (a beautiful light yellow) was shining through our windows. So beautiful!
Blue skies and pink flowers – lovely. My journaling practice has fallen off. I am stumped on how to resume? Digital journaling is something I haven’t tried so maybe an option. Thanks
What beautiful photos! The one of the almost full moon is stunning. I so enjoy reading about your journaling practice. I do love paper and pen.
Such a very beautiful photo – glad that your days are rich and full of possibility. And admiring your journalling practice!
THREE decades of journals is a treasure – do you ever look back at them? I now have 15 years worth and it’s a pile!