AWE SAUCE1The fog had not yet cleared, the air had a nip to it that warranted wearing a light jacket, and I was dang happy that Lucy did not step on the snake that popped from the underbrush and slithered across the trail in front of her. Considering the welcome change in the weather and the avoided trip to the vet juxtaposed to the state of the world I had witnessed on the morning news, I thought to myself, What an awesome day!

IMG_5942A few minutes later, when we crested the hill I was struck by nature’s keen resilience in a tiny patch of wildflowers growing from soil that hadn’t had a lick of rain in months. I thought how cool it would be if I could bottle that feeling of profound awesomeness* that I was experiencing and share it with others.

But how?

Through the miracle of photography, the internet, and this blog, of course.

So if you’re feeling like the glass is half empty today, try taking a deep breath, looking around you, and focusing on the beauty that transforms into a shot of tried and true Awesome Sauce.

Awesome snake oil

*Caution:      Side effects may include eyes bugging from face, smiles stretching from ear to ear, and great, blustering gasps being sucked through a gaping mouth, all of which are not life threatening. Indeed, the joy inspired by this awesome eye-candy may prolong life, as it has often been known to bubble forth from the Fountain of Youth, which springs from within.

No purchase necessary – only an open mind.


Sauce of the day:

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134367_1386300196815_8369702_oYou may shut your mouth now.
Thanks for stopping by
Have an Awesome Day!

About Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner

I am an adventure seeking ponderer of the mysteries of the universe, writer of children's books (represented by Stephen Fraser of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), and lover of anything involving armor, archery, or swashbuckling.
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  1. redosue says:

    You, Donna, are the inimitable, original, one-and-only AWESOME SAUCE! (TM)


  2. Happy, happy! Thanks for sharing!! XOXO,P


  3. Lyn says:

    Awesome photos 🙂 That egg yolk jellyfish is bright, isn’t it. Would not want to get too close to those snapping jaws of that hippo–that hungry, hungry hippo 🙂 They’ve been known to chomp down alligators.


  4. A.PROMPTreply says:

    Awesome sauce, huh? Works for me! A great post, Donna! Most inspiring!


  5. Thank you for this! I needed a little Awesome Sauce reminder today 🙂


  6. excellent post, it put a big smile on my face 🙂


  7. Reblogged this on Red Said What? and commented:
    Guest bloggers put it out there:

    DONNA GWINNELL LAMBO-WEIDNER SAID WHAT?…Pass the Awesome Sauce, please

    Who doesn’t love a little Awesome Sauce? Enjoy!


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