Monday, December 17, 2012

Random Acts of Natural Beauty

Yesterday was one of those glorious days that Goldilocks knew all about. Sometimes in the squirm of life, a few things come along that are just right. Luckily, the just right things didn't require a break-in, only eyes wide open.

I wish I'd been able to take a photo of the two red-tailed hawks that flew overhead. Their screaming brought me outdoors to see them, dipping, gliding, making a skywide ballet. Afternoon light was slanted just enough to catch the underside of their  wings, gilding the lily indeed. The sight of them was the heart and spirit lifter I needed so much...all I could do was say thank you. All I could feel was bigger than words.

The yard is decorating itself for the season. And you thought we didn't have winter!

On a clear day, this is plenty of forever

Every time this orchid blooms, I'm in awe. It is the first thing I see when I walk out the door and always always reminds me to look for the O Wonder! After I'm sated, I usually pluck one and give it away... ...some things are too good not to share.
The other morning I finally pulled out the blanket, the morning coolness was just enough to say Away! with the light covering and it has stayed that way since. Yes, laugh that 72 degrees is chilly. I will be snug and not smug.

The chicks are calling for breakfast. Lucky for them, I will still buy my poultry.

Have a make your own magic Monday. Do something multicolored.


  1. We have winter, in the summer the water is 86 F, in the winter, it plummets way down to 82F. Don't get no colder than that! Brrrrr!
    ailshwn 3845

  2. I'm not sure what our winter water temp. is. I only know when it's too cold to go into it! A friend of mine told me the other day that time has come.