I came upon this field of wildflowers dancing in the wind yesterday afternoon. Sunshine plus a breeze plus a bouquet like this from nature equals a spring cleaning for my soul. No room left for any shadows.
The photo doesn't do it justice, so close your eyes, take my hand and step into the field. Feel the sunshine warming your face, the breeze tousling your hair, the hum of bees and chatter of birds.
Now open your eyes and revel in the brilliant colors. Sway with the blooms in the wind, and be happy as they are to be exactly in that spot in that moment.
All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.
Oh, did you hear that splash?
Max has waded into the pond for an afternoon swim, and what do you know... Belle has become a water dog, too!
All it took was the thermometer to hit the 90's, I guess!
And now for some other sweet!s of the week...
Saturday: college graduation celebrations; playing ping-pong with your baby girl; wedding dresses; spending time with all three of your kids at once
Sunday: Mother's Day breakfast cooked by your son; spending the rest of Mother's Day with your mom; neighbors from a lifetime ago walking into the restaurant where you're eating (and recognizing them!); huge green parakeets and a white dove posing for pics in your parents' backyard
Monday: breakfast by Daddy; a walk around your old neighborhood; old barns and houses lining Highway 71; a red-tailed hawk swooping by to tell you 'welcome home' just as you step out of your car
Tuesday: watching second graders practice songs for an upcoming school performance; helping your husband celebrate his 55th birthday; dinner with 2/3 of your kids; walks at dusk; night birds flying over your head, croaking like frogs
Wednesday: moving your baby girl home from college, even if it's just temporary; quick service in an Emergency Room; morphine (when necessary); friendly hospital staff; the absence of pain; not facing gall bladder, or any other kind of surgery; friends who will drive you and your car home from the hospital at 10:30 at night
Thursday: the snake you find taking a morning stroll at the same time as you is NOT poisonous; not spending the afternoon/evening in the hospital; glancing out the window just in time to see the Great Blue Heron return to your hollow; seeing a green heron fly over and passing a tarantula on your way home from the grocery store; a long awaited package from a blogger friend in Greece, waiting for you in the mailbox
Friday: Bill Nye the Science Guy videos; listening to high school kids discuss their theories of dark matter; meeting an impassioned teenager, full of dreams and determination to help rid his country of corruption; 2/3 of your kids home; making a dent in an overflowing email inbox
Saturday: zoom lenses, for seeing weird bugs at a distance; cheesecake; a couple of hours in the car with your baby girl, even if it turned out to be a wasted trip because the bookstores closed early for commencement so you couldn't sell back her textbooks, but you had plenty of time to talk and laugh; an awesome photography workshop in a library in the old part of Round Rock (photography, books, and old towns - heaven!)
Any bits of heaven in your past week? Share them! And I hope the coming week has a generous portion of for you!