Where are you going?

Resting is underrated in our culture, sadly. A lot has been written about the benefits though, so, I’m going to walk on over to that bench and rest in the garden today. I’m going to inhale the scent of the fringe tree, watch the birds in the feeder and let go of the to-do list.

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Sweet as honey

My father always said this as he tried to get us to eat something we balked at……I remember his efforts with a smile. And honeysuckle brings a smile when inhaling it’s scent….it’s so sweet! Leaning over my fence, it entices the school kids to take a whiff as the walk by….I wonder if they do? Take time today to indulge your senses, whether it is to marvel at a glorious piece of music, watch the sun go down, or hug your beloved. These are the details that make life worthwhile.

Color

Surround yourself with color, your favorite ones, the delicate and the vibrant loud ones. Drench yourself in the beauty of this world…..it will change your life! Lift you up, or calm your heart. Indulge yourself!

Colors of spring

Honestly, could they be more beautiful?

Weeds

Weeds among the flowers, tis ever thus, as my mother would say. Weeds are simply plants where we don’t want them, they’re not inherently bad. Gardening is a spiritual practice, especially as it informs my daily life.

Exquisite

Can there possibly be anything more breathtaking than a fresh new flower? Tree Peony here. The color, the delicacy, the scent. We are so lucky to see this beauty and possibility laid out before us each day. Gratitude.

As within, so without

Always, always, what we have been thinking is what we become. Just as the water reflects the world around it, our life reflects our dominant thoughts. Sometimes there is a surprise, a gem, a brightness in the mundanity. That’s the jewel of your heart.

Returning

Returning to life, just as this coral quince returns each spring. For a few days she stands out in the garden commanding all visitors to pay attention to her beauty and power. I’m back!

Dew

Perfect orbs, dew fills a Lady’s Mantle cup so the devas and fairies are able to quench their thirst.

delight

Perfection is fleeting….then again, it’s everywhere.

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