It’s Thursday!! Almost TGIF time! I actually have had quite the abridged work week since I was off Tuesday and Wednesday – I had two days of vacation time that were about to expire and had to use them up this week. (Truth be told it was very convenient since I caught a cold last weekend and it hit me on Monday–those two days could not have come at a better time 🙂 )
And what a relaxing two days it was!
Tuesday, I lazed about the house all day catching up on some television programming (I had myself a House marathon!) and reading (I’m on page 375 out of almost 600 in A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness!)
On Wednesday, the boyfriend also took off and we spent some time wandering The Monmouth Museum–a small local museum at Brookdale Community College. The exhibit in the main gallery was:
The Everglades, Vanishing Splendor – An Awakening – Photographs by Anthony Almeida
It highlights the lush landscapes, diverse species and majesty of the threatened Florida Everglades ecosystem, which UNESCO recently designated as an endangered site. The effects of climate change which threaten the Florida Everglades will ultimately threaten coastal areas worldwide. It is Mr. Almeida’s hope that my images serve as emissaries whose mission it is to awaken you to the endless wonders of this unique imperiled land, and in a small way celebrate the beauty and majesty of that which we stand to lose — an ecosystem of infinite complexity and a vital connection with the wild and the free.
(Exhibit description copied from the museum website linked above)
You can see his online portfolio of Everglade Photos here. I loved the photographs and they wonderfully illustrated just what it is that we risk losing by ignoring our impact on the world’s precariously balanced ecosystems.
We then did a bit of shopping, went home and ate lunch, and then proceeded to spend the rest of the afternoon reading(me) or online(him) and then after dinner watched an old romantic comedy called Only You and then caught American Idol.
It was a perfect two days! And left only two days until the weekend! So today: I am thankful for perfectly timed Lazy Days!
What are you thankful for this Thursday??