I know these are troubled times…my goodness, that may be the understatement of the year! Some days I feel like everything is going to unravel at any moment then other days like right now when I think there’d be plenty or reason to feel pretty upset I feel a peace I can’t describe. 9/11 I spent the day talking to my kids about that day and watching some videos…it was hard, then the attacks on the embassy followed by further unrest in the Middle East and here I am with a peace I can’t understand. It’s not that I’m unaffected…it’s a thing with my heart deep down beyond my thoughts. I know something big is going to happen, it’s just a matter of time but for now I’ll enjoy the peace which I don’t feel all that often these days and keep my eyes open both naturally and spiritually.
Our salamander thinks it’s just another day…note he’s pulled out the latest in Tiger Salamander fashion. He often digs under his water dish now and just shows his face(when he’s hungry) and his tail when he’d rather not be disturbed. Wish I could do that sometimes! Today I went out a bit earlier than usual to try and find some pictures for the blog. Sometimes it feels like nothing in all the world could ever change. What I see as a solid and somehow comforting view the cows view as highly unusual. They think I’m pretty weird…I think the looks they give me are priceless. The lingering sounds of summer are so comforting…there’s the steady chirp of crickets and chirps of various birds…especially near the pond. I figured since it was such a wonderful morning why not go for some different angles and see what I could see? The thistles are thriving and getting near them requires some discomfort but I felt it was worth it. I enjoyed moving out a little further near the irrigation ditch to indulge in the wonderful view that was offered! The swirling eddies of the ditch brought me to a whole new level of peace today. Sometimes the best way to find a good shot is just to turn around and see what’s been behind you the whole time. Moving up a little I thought this dead tree provided for an opportunity for some nice framing. I was beginning to get covered with fuzz from the various weeds spreading themselves everywhere at this point. It’s time to head back though I do miss it when I have to go. Let not your hearts be troubled my friends. God bless and keep you.