Realizing how much I used to take the rain for granted makes me wonder what other gifts I might be overlooking. What acts of kindness did I miss? What simple comforts have I taken for granted in my life, from the roof that has always been over my head to the shoes on my feet? Once I start to think about it, I notice good things all around me, like puddles lingering after a storm.Read More
Music from my garden
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." -Andy Warhol
When I slow down to take in the world around me, I am overwhelmed by the beauty and magic that surrounds us. These moments of wonder change and inspire me and I hope they will uplift you, too.
It wouldn’t be hard to go through a day without noticing a bee visiting flowers or a hummingbird busily working in the garden. Whether we stop to notice them or not, pollinators like bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, even bats, complete tiny thousands of tiny miracles every day. The stunning beauty of pollinators is all around us, and we are largely oblivious to it... Even in the dark, when it seems that nature is at rest, life is regenerating itself.Read More
It is easy to fall into mindless patterns like this, worrying about not having “enough,” of what makes our life beautiful. Often it is holding on too tight that keeps me from discovering I am already knee deep in loveliness. The more I let go, the more I cast aside my fears that the good stuff will “run out,” the more clearly I can see that I am surrounded by beauty and joy.Read More
Though this plant had barely even popped out of the dirt, it was already bold enough to show off a cheery orange blossom. It wasn’t concerned at all about being too small or not being ready to support a flower... The discovery of this tiny flower, helped me refocus and realize that the only way to truly prepare for the unknown is to open my heart.Read More
I am finally learning to weather these times with more grace by realizing that this is only one season of my life. Like my rose bushes in their dormant season, not only is it just not the time to create showy flowers, and it is actually not physically possible. So long as I’ve watered, fertilized and I continue to weed ruthlessly, sometimes there is nothing more you can do but wait patiently till the season changes.Read More