Sunshine Galore

Summer kicked off with toes in sand and wind in hair for this teacher (Galveston, TX).
Pool side views of sunlit clouds at the Hotel Galvez.
A quick trip to Oklahoma, morning walks around Sunset Lake, sunshine in pursuit.
Somewhere in the Texas panhandle, the sunrise was a must-stop-and-photograph.
Same trip home for a sun shot near Canadian, TX because look how gorgeous.
At home in the back yard.
Did you know that vitamin D promotes calcium absorption, supports bone growth and structure, reduces inflammation, supports muscle function, potentially staves off heart disease, possibly prevents cancer, and supports brain development?

The Sun Never Says by Hafiz

All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,

“You owe me.”

What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.

This post brought to you with gratitude to JoAnn of Midnight Harmony for my second Sunshine Blogger Award nomination. JoAnn is a fellow mental health advocate who blogs about all-things-Florida and reminds me to stop and enjoy the flowers. JoAnn, I’m humbled. Many, many thanks to you for the blogger love and support for my rule-breaking.

In keeping with the theme, enjoy my sun shots and the 14th century wisdom of Hafiz. Ironically it’s raining here as I tap out this post, but I carry the sun with me. I carry it in my heart. “Look what happens with a love like that.”

48 thoughts on “Sunshine Galore

    1. Aww! Thank you, Savi! I always hesitate to post on FB. I don’t want it to be, “Look at me. Look at me.” But I do like to share my thoughts. Thanks for your kind words. I hope you’re enjoying summer!

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      1. Hmm…I don’t know what the problem is, but will look into it.
        And thank you so much for reading. I appreciate it. 🙂


  1. Stunning pictures Crystal! Also your Name picture is super joyful, and so is the title of your blog.

    Thanks so much for all you do Faith+gratitude = Peace +Hope. What a perfect formula for living human life!


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      1. How odd! Your picture is Turkey joyful! I was reminded recently to not offer unsolicited advice, so in that spirit…I will say your site is beautiful…that image of you is luminescent…and…despite our sunny bright selves, the clouded days are gloomy.

        Now, there is no advice in any of this, but there is heart, and there is sharing what we see and know. This place you created IS sunny! Bright. Lovely.

        Is it advice to say “Have a happy day?” I hope not. It’s just a prayer from me to you On a day a tad overcast. And oh…ITS HOT AS HECK THIS SUMMER! So…keep cool (not advice…not advice). ROFL! 😇😅. Cheers! (I just love that word)


  2. 🎶you are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make happy with your blogs🎶 Plenty of sunshine here at The Farm! I agree, best supplement ever!!
    Much Love,


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