this was a good week

This was a good week.  Here's why:

•  Flowers from a good friend, given to us when he stopped by to have a glass of wine; Alex's school trip allowing Marcus and me to have a sweet week together, just the two of us; and finally, our lovely girl returns home today. 

•  Last year, I shared my near-death experience with a crocodile ... but despite my resulting suspicion of all reptiles everywhere, even I have to admit that this caiman with a crown of butterflies is pretty cute.

•  And speaking of wildlife, here are the winners of the British Wildlife Photography Awards.  Gorgeous images.

•  I don't remember whether I've shared this Instagram feed with you in the past, but regardless:  these little video self-portraits of Mike Mellia make me happy.

•  Lupita N'yongo at her family home in Kenya.  She's so incredibly charming.

•  Finally, for today's soundtrack:  The Greatest, by Sia, featuring Kendrick Lamar.  Click the arrow below to listen.

And with that, have a great weekend, friends.