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.