Things, stuff, whatchamacallits, happened last week that caused a smile. However, my mind, in its “infinite wisdom” – hah – chose to forget these.

So, with my fractured memory, I am #weeklysmiling because:

I walked the dog (dog and cat sitting again). Distraction on the end of a leash.

My friend recovering from a brain bleed/stroke (happened in late January) said during my visit at the rehab/long term care facility that she liked the colour of my socks. A month ago, she couldn’t have articulated that so clearly. Each visit I’ve seen improvements; small steps on her recovery journey.

The sassafras alias persimmon tree has one red leaf! Autumnal equinox is upon us; soon apple-crisp breezes will blow these heavy, humid days away.

(from the web; not my photograph or tree)

As for food: #weeklysmiling about sliced grilled chicken (using the replacement BBQ) over a “bed” (more like a pile – I’m not much of a “plater”) of slaw with mushrooms and a sour cream-greek yogurt dressing made using my homemade mustard. Stella Artois the drink of choice.

Check out Trent’s #weeklysmile wildlife encounter. If you have a #weeklysmle, why not join in the fun!.

Some musical nostalgia for a #weeklysmile sorta mood. In honour of the reopening of Broadway:  a Dylan song in play (scheduled to open again in October) Girl from the North Country. The play’s website proclaims:

“Celebrated playwright Conor McPherson boldly reimagines the legendary songs of Bob Dylan, like you’ve never heard them before, in GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY.

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY is set at a guesthouse where a group of wanderers cross paths. Standing at a turning point in their lives, they realize nothing is what it seems. But as they search for a future, and hide from the past, they find themselves facing unspoken truths about the present.

Now this powerful new show comes to Broadway, capturing the hope and heartbreak as written by Dylan himself, ‘May your heart always be joyful. May your song always be sung.’”

from the 40th Anniversary Last Waltz album with the Band (not the play).