Photo Essay: Something to Make You Smile


 Sending out a little “Instahappy” from my Instagram account.

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Cousins playing bouncy house basketball


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Summer raindrops

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By the way, my hub’s t-shirt says, I know the muffin man. You know, the one who lives on Drury Lane?


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 Farmer’s Market tomatoes (for after donut cleansing)

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Something cuddly.

Actually, I don’t know what kind of caterpillar this is, so I probably wouldn’t suggest getting too close. 

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Blue heron waiting patiently for dinner at the James River.

I was surprised at how close she (he?) let me get.

Guess I’ve got street cred now.

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Duck snack rush at Byrd Park. 

Getting eats in the animal world sure doesn’t look as easy as walking up to the donut truck.

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Drawing time.

I’d totally get excited over a colored pencil/Sharpie truck!

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 Sending love and hugs.


What makes you smile? And is it something that can be sold in a truck?

Wishing you a peaceful weekend.

29 thoughts on “Photo Essay: Something to Make You Smile

  1. Your photos make me smile! Some things that make me smile do come in a truck (Mountain Dew, new Camaros); others don’t (rainbows, children’s laughter, my husband’s stinky jokes). Thanks for sharing these as always!


  2. Wonderful photos as always, Coleen! And hmm… ice cream makes me smile and that comes in a truck! And books make me smile I they sometimes come in a mobile 🙂 But sipping coffee with my husband while we watch the morning come up or taking the dogs for a ramble on the mountain make me smile with no trucks required 🙂


  3. You always have such fun posts. They make me smile. I wish I could draw. Well, I can draw, but nobody recognizes what I draw. I have to call it modern free form art because it doesn’t really look like anything.

    But, I love colored pens and pretty paper. And I love your drawings, so keep them coming.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt


  4. Thank you for making me smile…I’ve been moving my office back down to the basement and it still needs work… lots of work. AND, I needed a smile this morning. Thank you. Love your photos, especially the world doodle.. VERY COOL! I love colored pencils and all sorts of office supplies, but I love the ice cream truck!


  5. Ha, ha, ha, that picture with the duck’s butt in the air is a classic! Nice way to pick up the mood Coleen! Even though I thought you did a wonderful job on your last post. I hope you had a nice weekend! 🙂


  6. An excellent set of photos. Every once in a while I look through my Instagram account and smile at how good the photos can be. I like that bounce house one especially Pretty cool.


  7. Loved this Coleen!! And it did put a smile on our faces! Sorry to bombard your blog but like we said, we’ve been locked away so we’re getting caught up! lol 😉 BTW~loved your husby’s shirt! You have to tell us where you got it!! Fav pic for sure we’re tied between the raindrops, so beautiful!! And the cousin pic in the bouncy!!! Great post sharing now to spread the smiles!!!! 😉


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