Saturday, July 25, 2015


I was in a really terrible mood all day. I mean REALLY terrible. Can't say why, exactly, but nothing pleased me. I cleaned the downstairs, did laundry, baked chocolate chip cookies, knit, and even watch a bit of an old movie. Still miserable -- sometimes the world is just too much with us, I guess.

So, I decided I needed to clear my thoughts by taking a walk and being mindful. As Thich Nhat Hanh said:

 Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future.
If we can acknowledge our fear,
we can realize that right now we are okay.
Right now, today,
we are still alive,
and our bodies are working marvelously.
Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky.
Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.

And the miracles I saw changed my whole outlook... 

Deer Trail Down the Bank..

Joe Pye Weed. I saw this as a specimen in New England. Here, it is a weed!

A bird's nest, empty, blown from a tree. I collect them. What a gift!

This lovely let me photograph it and then flew above my head as I walked. Angel? 
By the time I arrived back home, my spirit was quiet, my legs tired, a gentle moisture from the rain on my face. I was alive. My body worked. All is well.


  1. Sometimes life is like that, Matty. Goodness! All the bad news in the world. Can't even keep track of who is warring with whom. But then, we go outside and hear the birds and feel a cool breeze on our faces. God is in his Heaven and all is right with the world!


  2. So true, Jane! Too much news is a bad thing! I think it would be a good thing to have a "news fast" every week!

  3. Sometimes when I walk the gravel lane to get the mail, I stop this time of year and listen to the sounds of the forest. With all the rain we've had, it looks like a rain forest this year. So many singing birds!

  4. He put our ancestors in a garden... being out in nature still is the perfect place where our hearts and minds find their equilibrium. And we see things from heaven's perspective again.

    Thanks for sharing your little treasures with us. I feel the peace wafting in just reading your post.

    Brenda xox


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