Today at 10:00 a.m. There has to be something better to do… I’m going to cut myself loose and sneak outside for a bit. Too many weeks without a break or a lunch hour is... just…too…much. If they miss me? They’ll get over it.
When you cease to notice subtle seasonal changes, it isn’t because you don’t care about them. It means you need to change your mind about what’s important and shove the interfering clutter to the side of your plate. Focus on what you would like to have in the middle of your plate, instead. My mind has become unclear, stale, and as uninteresting as that folder of outstanding invoices pictured above. Do I make sense? Gosh, I need someone to write for me.
Look around you. Face the sun and take out-of-focus photos if you are in a hurry. They are worth it. I've forgotten how to focus on buds and blooms.
Stand with your back to the sun, too, and see tiny life forms emerge. I suddenly remembered the April freeze of 2007!
Look at that stunning Nandina off the side of the road and stop the car, quickly.
I didn’t notice the Forsythias in bloom on Tuesday or Wednesday when I drove by the elementary school. Today, I did.
I heard its voice before I saw it soaring low above an open field.
Hallucinate. Believe you see a Golden Eagle from afar while your heart pounds, and smile. I truly thought that it just might be a Golden Eagle instead of a Vulture until I reviewed the photo ;-)
For you, Lynne.
Tip-toe a little closer. You’ll know when you’re pushing the card too far. And I did.
Vulture was very on to me. Darn.
I was certain this bird was a Black Vulture until I examined the underside of its wings and saw a little pink on its face. This is the first Turkey Vulture I’ve seen in North Carolina! Did I do good, Susan?
Remember to practice with the burst mode on your camera more often.
If you believe that, you need to clear your mind, too. Remove the clutter.