Wednesday, January 27, 2010

everything but...

Lupus has had the best of me this week. My health matched the gloomy weather, so being sick didn't feel quite as bad. However, it is sunny outside today so I ventured into the outdoors. I made it as far as my feet would take me and settled down on a big rock. I saw many different things but forgot my camera. That is why you are getting a picture of my kitchen sink. On the wall is a metal carving of an almond branch in full bloom that is so beautiful...every day starts here.

Today I saw...

~Mushrooms growing in the ground that were the size of my foot! I picked one whole from the ground to examine it and they smelled so earthy.

~2 Red Tail Hawks that were soaring right above me. I made sure my little 4 pound dog stayed nearby. I didn't want her to be an afternoon snack.

~A gopher skull on the ground at the bottom of our owl box. Zeus must have had a late night snack. Gophers...yes,!

~Moss growing everywhere! Tons of rain and zero sun has all sorts of moss growing all over the place. It's beautiful and temporary with our hot summers.

~Almond buds just covering our branches. I am so looking forward to spring and the sweet smell of the trees bursting with flowers.

~Chickadees taking afternoon baths in the still puddles. I didn't move a muscle for this ritual that is so endearing. They did it in pairs *sigh*

That's about it. I couldn't stay too long because the wind picked up fast and I was feeling chilled. But these few things were better than TV, better than the book I am currently reading and much better than how achy I am feeling today.


Jack K. said...

Glad you could find respite in nature. What a great way to get away from the infernal pain. You are in my prayers and I will continue to send you Reiki energy to help you maintain your inner harmony.

May peace and love be with you always. said...

Your kitchen sink is DREAMY!!!

Glad you got outside to absorb nature's healing and hoping you feel much better soon.

Wanda said...

Hi sweet Darlene ~~
Love your kitchen sink, and almond branch...

Could feel all the things you saw and shared from your little trip outside.

So sorry you are feeling bad and achy!

Love you as always
Wanda Mom

Teresa said...

I pray that comfort to your aches come to you like soothing warm oil, pouring over you, renewing and soothing you. My heart aches knowing of your suffering and you're not alone. Much love to you.