It has rained a lot this week and we needed it. Prior, we were headed into drought conditions, with the lawn starting to lose any semblance of green. Although the upshot for me has been fewer walks with so much precipitation and humidity, I’m focusing on what I have, rather than what’s lacking, and taking instead the opportunities I do have available. Hence these photos.
They made me ponder what it might mean for my “soul to be as a watered garden,” as the Bible promises. It is a good thing to be nourished, have our thirst quenched, and be given all we need to grow and unfold. There are so many lessons in nature if we’ll but look for them.
Now that I examine these photos closely in the comfort of air-conditioning, I’m seeing these as painting reference photos too. All sorts of compositional ideas are percolating! One thing definitely leads to another.
Have you loved the world today, noticing all sorts of little glorious blessings?