An Awful Terrible Beautiful Day (#210)

A day off.  I shopped for groceries then drove to the next county to buy a bottle of wine.   This is because the county where I live is a “dry” county, no alcohol of any kind can be sold here.

While in the liquor store I walked around reading the labels on the bottles and generally being amazed at the variety of spirits.  In the moonshine section I read one label stating that the contents were 190 proof.  I can not imagine!

Anyway, in through the door came a stalwart gent all excited and proclaiming it’s such an awful terrible beautiful day out there.  The store clerk joined in it sure is.  They don’t come any nicer than this, now do they?

Well, that just made my day right then and there.  Sometimes I find myself in a certain place at a certain time and things, simple things just happen that I know I will always remember.  What pure joy to hear three words thrown together in a way I’ve never heard. Awful terrible beautiful!  Wonders never cease!

Then I got home to my tin can cottage and another wonder presented itself.  There was a praying mantis trying to climb up one of the hubcaps.  It kept sliding on the slippery metal.  I took advantage of its seeming need to stick around and complete the task.

Mantis Reflecting


Rainbow Hub Mantis


Hope you’re enjoying all the wonders out there!

Love,   Annie



About TinCanTraveler

Born under a wand'rin' star.... living in my Winnebago, traveling the country, explorer/adventurer, photographer, writer, chi master, massage therapist, retired teacher/counselor, work camper. Appreciation for the freedom to do it all. Enjoying life's ultimate lessons of trust, respect, and grace.
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4 Responses to An Awful Terrible Beautiful Day (#210)

  1. Sher says:

    I never heard that expression before either. Wow – you are right, wonders never cease. That mantis is looking at himself. I think he is amazed at the beautiful reflection he sees.

  2. Patti Kuche says:

    I guess liquor does that to you, awful terrible, specially when you have to go all the way to another county!

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