A camellia blooms in my garden.
This morning while walking in my garden I decided to share the white abundance blooming right this very moment.
Cherry blossoms on our very old cherry tree still have hope.
A ranunculus sits so pretty in a large pot hidden among color. It waits to be noticed.
The star magnolia is tucked behind other more dominate bushes. As you can see moss grows on it's bark. It is hard to get to for it's photo shoot, but I persevered in slipper and robe climbing behind the compost bin - I captured it in my camera.
And the plum tree also is sending out blooms of hope for a bountiful blessing later in the summer.
The sun will be hot when I pick the juicy plums, but the delight will be real.
Over the Weather
We forget about the spaciousness
above the clouds
but it's up there. The sun's up there too.
When words we hear don't fit the day,
when we worry
what we did or didn't do,
what if we close our eyes,
say any word we love
that makes us feel calm,
slip it into the atmosphere
Creamy miles of quiet.
Giant swoop of blue.
by Naomi Shihab Nye
Found in a poetry book, How to Love the World, edited by James Crews. A gift from my daughter for my birthday.
Have a terrific week, dear friends!