A to Z Challenge – L


L- Love, laughter, life, . . . how would I photograph those?

I was pondering over my long drive on Saturday what L words I could photograph. The first things that came to my mind were the above. Those weren’t accessible.  A studio, props – my mind started going ninety miles an hour.  Now how was I going to do that while riding in a car?

After stopping for gas and bathroom breaks, I rethought my approach. There had to be something that I could use for L.  My daughter suggested a llama. AND WHERE AM  GOING TO GET A LLAMA? 

Cue the giggling laughter of my eldest spawn. I swear, sometimes that girl is way too much like me.

colorful sunset

colorful sunrise

L- Light

Getting up before sunrise can have its advantages. Maybe so but there isn’t enough coffee in the world for me to make this a habit.

My make up roses.  Aren't they beautiful? L – Love

Loaf of freshly baked sourdough bread.

                Loaf of freshly baked sourdough bread.

One of the ways that my husband expresses love to me.

L- Loaf

There is nothing that smells as good to me as freshly baked bread. This is also one of the ways that I express love to my husband. His primary love language is acts of service, so I do the things that make him feel appreciated. It just so happens that we all benefit from the baking. OK, well maybe not my waistline,  but come on –  its freshly baked bread without any chemical preservatives.  Speaking of acts of service, this leads me to my next L word  . . .



The never-ending job that isn’t noticed unless it hasn’t been done. I have some theories on this:  if you leave it very long unattended, it multiplies. There is a sock portal that opens inside of the dryer where socks escape to another dimension. Somewhere socks roam free. Or else they are transported to a very personal hell for someone who is given the eternal task to pair socks without their mates.


Hopefully, that last bit made you laugh or at least smile. Life is too short to not enjoy. Bake some fresh bread, get some freshly cut flowers, have a cup of coffee while the laundry is running. Be thankful that you have more than one change of clothes  to have to do laundry. Be thankful that we don’t have to go down to the creek and beat our clothes  on the rocks. Be thankful that someone had the brilliant idea to pour  water over burned coffee beans.

Make every moment count, even the ones that aren’t as exciting as others.

Live life to the fullest! Love passionately! Laugh every chance you get!


Write on my friends, write on!