The garden enjoys yet another cool moist day.
The Earth and its tenants soaking in every drop of moisture.
Leaves turn brighter,
flowers grow larger,
and ferns bask in misty air and continuing showers.
Our garden feels like a rain forest.
Abundance enfolds us with life giving rain.
Staccato beat of raindrops on the roof a peaceful,
reminder of the good fortune showering all around us.
Birds fly in and out of the Lantana in search of seeds;
squirrels dig their holes in the lawn as the cat naps inside.
Some might call it a “dull day” as thick clouds mask the sun.
Some might mistake mid-day for twilight.
Yang requires yin; sun enables shadow;
What was crispy has softened. What was shriveled is plump and full.
The garden’s thirst is quenched as one day drips into the next.
Beauty blossoms and unfolds around us,
easing the transition from growth to decay,
warmth to cold, lush to sparse, colorful to muted.
As the year continues to unfold,
days wash together in a gurgling stream of change.
Sometimes rushing past,
sometimes pooling in quiet and peaceful rest.
Lao Tzu teaches: “Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.”
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don’t resist them-that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
A good day for contemplation and peaceful appreciation.
A good day for ferns, flowers, ducks,
and listening to the music of rain falling in the forest.
All photos by Woodland Gnome 2013
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- So, I’ve picked… (jillianpeck.wordpress.com)