Grace in Small Things #33


Lovely Lavendar Lilacs

Sweets, Smells, Songs, Summits, and Swimmers

For today:

1. Krispy Kreme donuts hot off the rollers. Nothing beats hot Krispy Kreme donuts. They melt in your mouth so fast, that if you aren’t careful, you can eat three before you know it. I can eat two before I reach the first stoplight, but I always try to stop at two, no matter how much I want a third one. There is so much sugar in these things that you know that they cannot be good for you, but boy do they taste like a little piece of heaven going down. KK donuts are one of Brett’s favorite pleasures in life, and if we are riding down the Boulevard and he sees the big red “Hot Donuts Now” sign, he really pushes for a detour.

2. The song “Landslide,” originally recorded by Stevie Nicks and then rerecorded by The Dixie Chicks. I love both versions. The song touches a place in my heart. 

3. The foothills of Virginia. When you are driving west on Interstate 64, and you approach Lexington, you suddenly realize that there are mountains ahead of you. Not huge mountains; that’s why they are referred to as the foothills of Virginia. But driving through the foothills towards Virginia Tech, as I did many times, is a beautiful ride.

Sliding Spotted Stingray

4. Stingrays are beautiful, cartilaginous fish. They move by flapping their fins in the water, which is lovely to watch up close. Rays are docile, attacking only when provoked, and their only enemies are sharks.

5. Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers. We have a lilac bush on the side of the yard, and when it blooms in the spring, the fragrance wafts across the yard. I love that clean, fresh smell.

That’s all for today. More later. Peace.


2 thoughts on “Grace in Small Things #33

  1. Hi Lita,
    Another wonderful list of GIST.
    Like you, I have a favourite bush – Jasmine. The fragrance that it emits in the evenings is to die for.
    I can’t say i share your enthusiasm for KK Donuts but don’t worry I make up for it with good quality chocolate!
    Stingrays are so elegant. The way they glide through the water so effortlessly.
    I have never been to Virginia but the foothills you describe sound beautiful.
    Maureen 🙂

    1. Maureen,

      I, too, love Jasmine. I used to have the most beautiful Carolina Jasmine bush in my backyard, but it was destroyed when the new privacy fence was put up. Corey promised me that he would put a new bush up in its place, but now he is hemming because he says that vines are hard on fences. I don’t really care. It can be on a trestle, but I want one because the smell is divine, and they attract hummingbirds.
      I can only do Krispy Kreme once in a while because they are way too sweet, and I feel that I need to scrape my tongue off afterwards. Yuck!
      Our mountains are so small as compared to the mountains that you have in Australia, but I love them nonetheless.

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