I haven’t been able to read or write any blogs in this past week as my focus has been on my daughter’s and my health and I have been extremely exhausted.
I have, every day, taken time out to find some good. I would like to share that good with you. Just a tiny bit of good can keep you going. A tiny bit of love. A tiny bit of sunshine. A tiny bit of positive. It is worth seeking.
I visited Chapman’s pond. It is a place we walked our dog Molly for her first 7 years of life. We walked this path many times a day. I can still remember her and my daughter Riley running down this path and racing to the top.
I noticed the same orange flower that I have on my back road so delicately laying there, then in the grass, then in the trees. I was so excited to find something that was close to my heart at home, close to a place that used to bring me such joy also.
I went in search of a hiding flower one afternoon and I found just what I was looking for. Barely seen from the road, this purple flower tucked behind the bushes .
On an afternoon walk I found that my owl had left me a present. I was so excited! I saw her a few days ago. She is nolonger with her sibling. Her mother is still nearby. I consulted with an owl specialist and it seems that my barred owl has stayed with her mother longer than usual. Maybe because her leg was injured for awhile. Her mother still hoots in the distance but I have not seen her feed my owl in a number of weeks. I was truly blessed with the feather.
On the way home I stopped by the church where I prayed the weeks before. I pulled in and there were many cars in the parking lot. I hoped no one would mind me going back to pray again. Last time I was here I did not notice a sign that said prayer garden at all! But here is the sign. Prayer garden. How fitting!
The strawberry in the sun. My daughter and I briefly sat on the deck under the live oak eating strawberries. We saw a squirrel eating mushrooms and thought she may like strawberries instead. It was hilarious becasue my daughter threw the strawberry and it landed RIGHT next to the squirrel’s foot. She took one look at it and ate the mushroom instead!
While sitting on the deck i watched the “guardian of the back door” this banana spider. He is friendly but HUGE. We duck under him when we go inside.
While sitting in the car, at the walmart parking lot, I noticed the sky was phenomenal. YES, you CAN find good in a walmart parking lot. You just have to look for it. I was thrilled to get these sky photos that I have labeled “heavenly” becasue the moment I saw them I felt this heavenly peace.
At the prayer garden…
I got home from the garden and saw right as I drove past our house and into the driveway a yellow flower. I have never planted a yellow flower at our front door. I thought, here I have been out looking for beauty and right here at my front door lies something extraordinary. A flower whose seed just landed in the perfect spot, with just the right amount of sun, to grow and finally bloom I’ve been waiting to see what this flower did. Apparently, the blooms only open for a few hours a day and I got home in just the perfect time to see it!
Last but certainly not least, I like to find a sound that my friend over at therapy bits can hear. She is a friend of mine who cannot see these pictures but I known can picture them. I found a bird for you. A little black bird with a little red streak on his wing. He was furiously pecking the ground with some serious intent. Every few seconds though he lifted his head to return the call of his friend. Here is the sound of his voice.