Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday Vignette: Love notes

What's your image of a love note?  Is it something written in elegant cursive on scented paper?  Is it a poem, or a declaration of undying affection dripping in metaphors?  Or is it a tweet replete with emojis?  By any of those definitions, it would be hard for me to say that I've ever received a love note.  Here's what constitutes a love note in my household:




Every so often, when I download photos, I find pictures I didn't take.  Beautiful sunrises are the most common but this week it was spiderwebs highlighted with dew left by our early morning marine layer.  There's never any mention of these photos - I discover them on my own schedule in the process of downloading my own photos.  Having linked my life to that of a practical-minded scientist long ago as a college freshman, I've never expected billet-doux, but I do treasure these surprise photos, even when they involve spiders.

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24 comments:

  1. What a wonderful, romantic idea - leaving little goodies he wishes you had seen. I love it! I often get links of funny things, or great music I should hear. Makes me happy every time! <3

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    1. Usually, I get statistical charts showing our expenditures and the like so the photos are a delightful contrast, Anna!

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  2. Charming way to offer surprise gifts. Lovely.

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  3. Ah, this is wonderful Kris, thanks for sharing them. Back when I broke my ankle and was housebound, at the end of a cold/snowy snap, Andrew took my camera out to photograph things I was curious about, but couldn't see from the house. He also did a whole series of "at ground level" photos that were magical and a new (for me) way of seeing the garden.

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    1. That's interesting, Loree. I have to wonder how my husband perceives our garden as he seldom comments on it. Maybe I should ask him to compile his plant favorites one month!

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  4. How sweet and such beautiful photos. I love spiders and their webs.

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    1. I've generally "rescued" spiders when I find them in the house, relocating them outdoors, but, after more bites than we can count, my husband and I are becoming increasingly intolerant of the home invaders within the group this season.

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  5. What a wonderful picture! I love it!

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    1. The webs are usually invisible until one walks right into them, MDN. I've taken to waving a stick ahead of me as I walk along certain paths to avoid walking right through the webs, which are plentiful this time of year.

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  6. What a sweet thing to do. It's still too dry here for the spider webs to show up well in photos, although I do keep walking into them out in the garden. I used to get actual love notes when we were younger, but that seems to have gone by the wayside now. Like Anna, now I get emails of links he thinks I'll enjoy.

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    1. The moisture that accompanied the marine layer provides us with a good spider alert but, with the heatwave, the marine layer has deserted us this week.

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  7. Thoughtful, warm and caring surprises from your guy. I do this too sometimes when I'm "babysitting" Doc's camera in the garden.

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    1. I'm sure Docken appreciates your photos as much as I do mine, Eric,

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  8. It's those unexpected and personal gestures that define romance for me. I love when Mark gives me unexpected photos. And I must say those are great shots.

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    1. I agree with you on that, Linda. While so many people seem to value the grand (expensive) gestures, my view is that day-to-day behavior and the little kindnesses are the true indicators of love and affection.

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  9. What a beautiful thing for him to do! True love. :)

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    1. Now, if I could only get him to walk through the garden early every morning and break up the spiderwebs before I walk into them...

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  10. Aw, that is sweet. Dew-laden spiderwebs are a lovely thing to behold. Like you, I do not enjoy walking into them, however!

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    1. Since I've been breaking up webs in selected locations I walk through daily, I've noticed that some of "my" spiders are getting smarter and building their webs above head height. If only they would teach those lessons to their progeny.

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  11. Perhaps a more authentic love letter couldn't be written, if you consider the sender. :o)

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    1. He can be, despite his somber, no-nonsense persona.

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