Every year butternut leaves fall at the end of June. It reminds me of a favorite passage from Ted Kooser’s book, Local Wonders: “Gold in the grass, gold falling from above, even little flurries of gold that lift from the grass and rise back into the air as if they weighed nothing, and, in fact, nothing they weigh. And all for free.” Enjoy your weekend and all the free joy and beauty right at your feet.
Lately some things I see strike me as profoundly beautiful. This last weekend we criss-crossed the state and I saw so many beautiful scenes: rolling corn fields in emerald green, little girls in sequined dance costumes, a Venetian glass sculpture of Pegas, and this…the Travelers insurance umbrella at dusk. What strikes YOU as profoundly beautiful?
My muse has been AWOL today. Look where I found her! Lounging at the pool, reading magazines and drinking martinis. Cheers!
The weekly bouquet of flowers harvested from the gardens include peonies, iris and roses. The sweet perfume of summer brought from the garden to the house.
I’m finding inspiration in the garden. It’s been too long since I broke out the paint brushes. Decided to get intentional about doing things I love. Do you take time for what you enjoy?