Happy Friday! Let's be thankful! Here is Willow's Week in Five Faves. Friday Fave Fives is the link to Susanne's blog and you can join in. I know the first question is--is your house sold? Nope. There is an open house tomorrow (Saturday) so if you inclined that way, do pray for the right person to purchase our house at the right time.
1. Hike to Paradise Falls. Six miles round trip. We often hike in Hill Canyon which is about eight miles from our home, but we had never taken the side trail to Paradise Falls. It is definitely worth the distance.
It's not easy to catch a photo of the whole falls (two sections) because of the way the stream drops from the edge of the canyon. Also, poison oak grows prolifically in the area, so I don't like going off trail much even to get a picture.
I posted a couple of photos on social media and one of the responses was amazement that there was WATER in the creek. Southern California + September = DRY.
2. Being reminded of all the connections I have on social media, I was thinking this week about how thankful I am that I attended a small Christian college and that I am still in contact with many of my classmates. We are scattered all over the world, but through emails, letters and mostly social media, I know that one is at Rocky Mountain National Park, another has just returned home from England, and one of our professors is having health problems and needs our prayers. It encourages me to still have those connections.
3. What is better than several phone calls from my adult kids? Not much!
4. World's Best Neighbor called me and said that she was at CBTL and did I want to meet her there or should she bring me a coffee? I elected to dash over to our favorite CBTL hangout, and we chatted for awhile and solved the world's problems and also made some short term plans for decluttering and organizing at her house.
5. I had a doctor appointment (everything is fine!), and when I was in the waiting area, I sneezed. Two ladies said, "Bless you!" and "Gesundheit!" That started a conversation about language and history, and I discovered that one of the ladies was the daughter of Holocaust survivors. And of course that moved the conversation in the most amazing directions as she told their story. How thankful I am that I lived in a FREE country!
That wraps up Willow's Week and can you believe it that this wraps up September?