It has been a busy, busy couple of weeks and today was no different. Orders to complete, chores to do, meals to cook! But I decided to take a little break from the inside of my house and take it out!
As I sat in my lounge chair in the corner of my deck, it became very apparent what I'd been missing all summer. The serenity of my back yard...the beauty of nature...the fluttering of the hummingbirds. I couldn't help but laugh at Harley as he swatted at a bee, hoping the bee would understand he meant no harm. As I sat there with ornies in hand, stuffing bats and cats and spiders, I began to listen to the sounds. I heard the occasional crow, angry to see Trixie lying out in the yard. I heard the shrill call of a large hawk hovering overhead. Did he see my little Harley playing next to me? I even heard the soft rattle of the hummingbird's wings as she fluttered at the flower basket hanging beside me. I couldn't believe all this was happening before my ears and eyes. Interrupted only by the faint sound of a lawn mower or the occasional slam of a car door. I had to force myself to hear the unwelcoming sound of a distant airplane and even the siren of a police car.
The hot days of summer we had last week are long gone, replaced with overcast skies and temperatures of a mid autumn day. I am contemplating grabbing a blanket as I sit here. I look around and realize that life is so beautiful. The changing of the seasons is beautiful and it won't be long before these bright reds and purples and greens will fade away to shades of orange and brown and gray. So I must enjoy these beautiful flowers, the beautiful bright green leaves, while they are still here. For soon they will give way to an even lovelier sight! The beauty of autumn! But that's life...this wonderful life and the beauty of the changing seasons! And I thank God everyday that I am surrounded by this miracle! ~~Annie