Unexpected

A chilly windy sunrise with a hot cup of tea. Not what I expected this July morning, but my heart is happy with the surprise.

Early Morning Rain

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The delight of walking in the early morning is enhanced by gentle rain.

Endlessness

Meandering along the boardwalk reveals more blossoms than I had thought grew by the sea. We are all NOT the same, (how delightful!), and,

we ARE all the same. Same hurts, same desires, same hopes and same needs. My daily challenge is to love all things equally, and in that developing compassion, find the love I need for this work in progress.

Morning Delight

You never know what the future will bring, but this moment is perfect.

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Afterglow

The day after. You can sense the excitement and celebration still.

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Serenity

Crazy times call for radical actions. This is my evening meditation.

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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.

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