1. The chickens peck a face into the side of the apple. It’s a rather gruesome grimace but it makes me smile all the same.

2. From flat navy to warm butter, a full spectrum of blues in between.

3. Carla snuggles next to me while I eat my soup. She is wonderfully fluffy and the picture of health, all bright eyes and happy chirps: such a lovely change from her flu days earlier in the month.