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.

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.

Bliss

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Who feels happiness and bliss like a dog? He makes me want to go lie on the floor in the sunlight myself!

 

Winter/Spring

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We have had trickster weather this month. It’s still winter, and we’ll be buried in snow again quite soon. In the meantime I enjoy this breath of Spring and harbinger of things to come. She delights me!

Bookends

A Year to Clear, Minimalist, Simplfy. I am called to release what no longer serves me, and boy oh boy, am I letting go of stuff. Coffee mugs we never use, clothes I never wear, and books I don’t need to keep. And now the bookcases provide me with a creative outlet!

Celebrate

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Snow is lovely. Silent and soft and I so wish we had gotten more of it overnight. It’s still snowing so maybe we will!

Snow

 

img_4665Waking in the morning to a soft white world, I hear the plow blade scrape its way down my country road. Proverbial, not unexpected, and joyously received, the first blizzard of the season captures my heart. May there be many more!

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