What truck? I’m referring to the one that may have hit me…or at least that’s how I feel this bright and lovely Monday! House guests, a family wedding, reunions and the energized flow of communication as we did our best to bring one another current with our individual life-happenings, leaves me both full and content although physically fatigued–demanding quiet!
Before I throw myself pell-mell into another busy week, I’m taking today to absorb the precious qualities of having had my loved ones near–so much better than email and our stay-in-touch texting, and today is indeed dedicated to Shhhhhhhh. Quiet.
This was the first time in about a year that I hardly paid a bit of attention to even considering a blog post. I took notice of a few things that held possibility, but I knew this was a weekend to be fully present in the here-and-now. But a new week begins, and I’ll just share a couple of items that have made me smile and release, and embrace my inner quiet!
The lavender bread was very enjoyable. I did add a TB of dried orange peel to the dough during mixing. I couldn’t detect the taste but I was just a bit reluctant to go forward with so much lavender…I had an unfounded concern that it would aromatically confuse me and I’d be thinking perfume! None of this turned out to be true. It seemed to be a hit, and I started my day today sitting outdoors, needed cup of coffee in hand, enjoying a toasted slice with a bit of brie. A very quiet treat.
I watched the birds feeding at their usual watering hole, taking dips in the waterfall, enjoying their own peaceful morning. I hoped they wouldn’t be disturbed by “our” baby hawk. This little guy has been hanging around a great deal and we frequently watch nature-in-action. I wasn’t up to a
slaughter feeding this morning.
The photo of the hawk was taken in the late afternoon just a couple of days ago. While aiming my camera trying to get as close as I could, I looked up and caught a sight of the moon large and low in the afternoon sky. I quickly snapped a photo.
This made me really smile! I tried to take pictures of the Supermoon and I’m always doing my best to enjoy night photography. It never seems to be successful. Now I know that I can get my night shots of the moon around 4:00 in the afternoon. What a great find…photography cheating perhaps, but I don’t think anyone minds!
Then there’s Pinky’s new condo! I miss my little kitchen buddy, though. She seems very happy with some freedom. I’m concerned, however. Her digging and tunneling instincts are certainly developing…we have some issues yet to be resolved. But it’s a start. And Pinky is sitting right up against our vegetable garden. I hope we don’t have a Peter Rabbit on our hands! I would make a very poor Mr. McGregor!
I breathe a lot lighter when I slow my pace to take notice. That’s precisely what this weekend was about. There were moments when as a family we missed some faces from around the table, and we are all conscious of how time passes so quickly. It’s best to make the most of every moment and consciously absorb each happy occasion to be together.
Nature gives us so many opportunities to illustrate this point!
Have a wonderful week! Now it’s time for me to quietly re-enter and get caught up with each of you!
Breathing a lot lighter…Debra Shhhhh!