This saying was in my email this morning- seemed appropriate.
“Go out,” he said, “into an open space every morning. Just for 15 minutes. The ideal place to go to would be a garden or a lawn. Standing there, spend time observing the petals, buds, leaves, blades of grass, and the way the sunshine kisses the dew. Nature has a way of making you feel present in the moment. If you are on the terrace, watch the clouds, the blue skies, the birds streaking by. For the rest of the day, you will feel energetic and happy deep within.
Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/how-to-be-present-in-the-moment.html#ixzz1oij1I4mI
So much has bloomed overnight the trees are starting to pop. My Thyme, Sage and Rosemary are all up and doing well. These daylilies are a testament to their strength- I dug them up in the fall and did not have time to replant them. They are sitting out in the open under a cherry tree with roots showing and they are growing anyway. How forgiving of them!
Daffodils by William Wordsworth
I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay: Ten thousand saw I at a glance, Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: A poet could not but be gay, In such a jocund company: I gazed–and gazed–but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils.
There are more lovely pictures of daffodils but this one raised it’s head in my front yard. (Hopefully my photography will improve with use.)
This sweet Phalaenopsis has been with me for two years and this is it’s first blooming since when it first arrived as a gift. Unfortunately its name was lost during transplanting. Orchids are unusual looking plants and that is part why I love them. This one is delicately colored yellow/green with a bright yellow lip.