There are times when we stop, we sit sill. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper. – James Carroll
Good Morning Everyone:
I do hope each of you had a fabulous weekend, with gorgeous weather. Here, in North Central West Virginia, the weather was simply delightful. Sixty-two degrees, delightful! And, that is certainly not the norm for our part of the world.
The nice weather found me outside in our garden, pruning our wonderful, weeping Japanese Maple. Weeping Japanese Maples are beautiful, in my opinion. They add color, texture and because of their twists and turns, add visual interest in the winter. However, pruning them is a tedious and time consuming project. When my back would begin to ache, I would take a break from my work and wander about the garden, looking to see who was peaking up through the soil. Yes, it is who. You see, Cytherea, Abalone Pearl and Sunny Girl are beginning to wake up from their sleep – all peonies. And, Billy Graham, Pineapple Prince and Rip Van Winkle are awake, up and have blooms set on them – all daffodils. And, I must not forget King Alfred (also a daffodil) he is in bloom. Don’t you love the names, I do. I wonder how one goes about being the person who determines names for these lovely things. Wouldn’t it be the best fun to look at something gorgeous and give it a name?
In addition to wandering the garden, I also took time out to “Be.” To sit on my sweet bench, look at the beautiful blue sky, listen to the birds sing, watch my Carolina Jasmine twirl in the breeze, and dream of visions soon to come. I sat in perfect peace, counting my blessings – my health, my husband and our home. I also thought of my mom and counted her as such a blessing. She was a blessing for many reasons. But, she was a mother who taught me to see. Such a gift.
So, as you go about your week, take notice of your world waking from her winter sleep. Because, in the words of Emerson, “We are all seeking the divinities that are sitting disguised.” Have a beautiful week!
Thanks for visiting today, Love and Hugs to you!
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