Monday morning mug.
Today marks the winter solstice and though it is actually winter here, the mild weather means it's our planting season since not much really wants to sprout and grow during 120 degree summer heat.
I snap a lot of photos when I'm out walking and most of them get deleted, but sometimes there's a surprise waiting for me when I get home and have a chance to see what I captured.
Joy doubled when I saw this shot.
These ginormous sunflowers just around the block have already seen their heyday but still look beautiful.
There was a glorious golden sunset to mark the end of the shortest day of the year.
Really hoping for brighter days.
Unfortunately we just got notice tonight that the airport and shipping port are closed from 11 p.m. until the new year. A friend was midair on a flight from New York bound for Qatar when the announcement was made and her flight here has been canceled. I just got a message from her that they are sending her back to the States but she's trying to figure out if there's an alternative.
Many parts of the UK have also gone back into lockdown.
I keep thinking things are going to get better, but seems the uncertainty is going to be with us for quite awhile longer.