Saturday, May 10, 2014

What makes me happy

I suffer with depression but I'm basically a happy person and as it doesn't take much to make me happy I'm taking part in a photo challenge, 100 Happy Days. I'm actually posting the photos onto Twitter, although I think they should show up on my Facebook page as well, but I'm not entirely certain about that.

My photo for today is of blue sky peeping out from behind clouds: quite a boring photo but I was very happy that it stayed dry long enough for me to walk George without getting wet. But as I was in the mood I thought I'd take another couple of shots for days when I forget to take a specific photo. So here's May in bloom.
When I was little it was my granny's mantra: ne'er cast a clout till May be out. It was her excuse for not letting me discard my vest until she was sure summer was on its way. She'd turn in her grave if she knew how often I remove or replace layers these days - without a glimpse of a May flower. Although there was some argument over whether the saying referred to the flower or the month I'm pretty sure my granny wouldn't have let me run a risk so she'd have waited until she was absolutely sure.

Anyway now to me May flower still means that summer is on its way - and it smells lovely too.

Though it was dry all morning we've had a bit of rain recently so some of the paths in the wood are boggy. But isn't that a lovely thing too? (Assuming you have wellies.) Mud, mud, glorious mud, nothing quite like for squelching about it. (Apologies to Flanders & Swann.)
George though was less than happy with this little dog.

When he at last plucked up his courage to run back to me it was with the little dog on his heels, snapping and growling. Poor George was traumatised.

Incidentally the Happy Days Challenge website claims that by making a conscious effort each day to look for the things that make you happy your mood, and your life generally, improves. Why don't you take the challenge too?

1 comment:

CherryPie said...

Poor George!

I like the idea of a happy photo a day. I would be fun to take part but I don't get the opportunity to take a photo a day. Cameras are not allowed at my work place.