Cool Perfection

 

IMG_5139The third scorching day in a row required me to be out on the sidewalk in my jammies taking this photo at 5:15 AM. This beauty has attracted a lot of attention with it’s perfect cool apricot perfection. If you walk by, take a moment to enjoy its gifts.

Fire and Ice

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Hoo boy, it was hot yesterday! Today, more of the same.

The sunlight on red Japanese Maple leaves above yellow-orange Icelandic Poppies is my reward this morning. Life is duality; light and dark, joy and sorrow, and even in the garden, fire and ice. Our personal experience of that duality is what determines our position on the continuum between them, so, today I will use air conditioning!

Ordinary

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We are all special. And……none of us is special, we are all the same. Honeysuckle blooming is spectacular, and the rest of the time it’s pretty ordinary. Nature has created beauty everywhere, you just have to be watching for it.

Lucky

 

IMG_5050My Aunt Jan always said there was no such thing as luck, that it was about being in the right place at the right time. Coincidence? I don’t believe in coincidence either. So, what’s it all about Alfie? Awareness! Noticing, and then noticing what you notice. Drink it in and let the beauty, and the light, and the damage, all of it, let it touch you and resonate with every one of your cells. And then let it go so you can make space for the next moment of your life.

Stillness

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It’s a gift to be still.

Nevermind the admonitions, just do it…..and enjoy.

Pretty in Pink

 

IMG_5029The yard is pink at this moment.

Pink bleeding heart and magnolia, crabapple and azalea, cherry and  lilacs. I am overwhelmed with glorious fresh pink! Pink and green are the colors of the heart, and I am in love, love, LOVE!

Raindance

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Every morning I honor the directions and proclaim that ‘this’ is the best day of my life. Even in the rain. In fact, this morning it was a raindance to the deep knowing of perfection in my heart.

The Present Moment

 

IMG_4985We all experience bleak times where our hearts suffer from our ‘mindstuff’, our stories. Things can look lifeless and sadness can take hold. It’s good to notice it and feel it. At the same time, I remember that all things change and I will have the opportunity to rejoice again.

New Faces

The first to lift their faces to the morning sun, they bring joy and peace on a cold late winter morning.

The Light Upon This Earth

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The single most beautiful thing, is light. Here are the new pink Katsura buds illuminated by the moon, the Pink Moon, to be exact. Dawn is my happy place, that sliver of time between the healing darkness and the beauty of the light upon this earth.

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