Sitting down at the computer to write this and share images
is like sending a letter to a good friend. Maybe
you can imagine opening the envelope and just enjoy
the view of my little slice of heaven out here in Missouri.
Here are a few things I have noticed…
Those sunflowers featured in my last post are withered and gone now.
Before they faded away there was a host of birds feasting on those seeds.
This wild little kitty comes by each day for food and a little attention.
Yes, I keep feeding him.
Sometimes of a morning I set a jar of tea to brew in the sunny window.
There’s nothing like the flavor of gently brewed tea.
It’s even better when I can sit on the porch to enjoy it.
This little beauty appeared one day.
The garden is mostly dried up now as we’ve had a dry spell for a few weeks.
That’s okay. This was my year to learn just how much I do not know about gardening.
Next year will be better.
What I do know now is that gourds love lots of water.
And all that rain was good for the gourds.
They are all drying now and will someday become bird houses.
The days are shorter.
The angle of the sun is different.
Today as the sun came over the tree tops I had to step outside
and just watch the light play on the drops of dew on the grass.
I post this because I can, because I think we need these simple things,
these little snippets of beauty to remind us of the good in this world.
You can read or hear of all the horror and heartbreak, all the wars and battles,
all the politics and hateful words on any number of devices that you may have in
your possession. And soon you will have your fill of all that and wonder how we
can go on living like this.
You can step away from those screens and simply look around in your own back yard,
or watch the sun rise or set, or listen to the laughter of children playing.
Choose your own adventure, or mantra, or meditation.
Find your way to be renewed and uplifted,
and share it with the world.