Doo, Doo, Doo, Looking Out My Backdoor

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bluebells blooming VAshon Island
Spring

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I’m blessed to live where I do, and that realization is not lost on me (especially when I venture into big city Seattle). I’m not quite Jed Clampett (yet), but I find my happiest moments are often enjoyed simply sitting on my front or back porch watching nature’s floorshow in the company of two noble bulldogs.

Particularly stunning, and definitely my most captured corner (photographically speaking) is seen from looking out my backdoor. (Queue the Credence Clearwater Revival.) Kudos to Mother Nature and the efforts of the previous stewards, for each has joined in painting the perfect seasonal landscape: the moss-covered maple, the wild hyacinths drenching the understory in pools of blue, and the layered screens of foliage finishing up the backdrop. There’s no better place to share a cup of coffee, canine companionship, and a few kind words.

So I wanted to share it with you today. Sometimes, we need a little beauty in a world of harsh realities. Sometimes we need to see that the planet shares its gifts daily, and sometimes we just need a moment to pause in wonder and be grateful for the good and the grace before our eyes and in our hearts.

 

8 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Tom,
    I am glad that you are back…missed your farm and general life wisdom for a while when you took a blogging break.
    Lovely post today and I share your thoughts about what can fill us up when world events seem to empty us.
    Thanks for sharing…..Nancy
    PS-That soil breaking gizmo-forget the official name-looks like quite a work out. Cheaper than a gym membership and you can see the results immediately!

  2. Hi Tom – beautifully put! Especially as one returns to our island paradise from Seattle…. How lucky are we who get to call Vashon home!

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