Thursday, June 28, 2012

Gardens, wild life , and books

I can feel the heat rising as the weather reports predict. We've had cool , glorious days this week but  now we are  bracing ourselves for 100 or above.  WATER.

Much activity this morning:
 A deer scurried away as I was heading to my neighbors blueberry bushes.   I'm sure he was having a treat and  also  the birds.  As I was watering the garden , a heron took flight over the trees off of  the creek at the back of our yard.( reminded me of a scene in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel where a white heron takes flight. Gorgeous filming ) 
 I don't know why that thrills me.  I  live in suburbia on the outlays of a city.  As I watered, I prayed for the weekend here and  those back home. 

Keep cool wherever you are. 
It is summer and as Emily wrote:

A something in a summer’s Day
As slow her flambeaux burn away
Which solemnizes me.

A something in a summer’s noon —
A depth — an Azure — a perfume —
Transcending ecstasy.

And still within a summer’s night
A something so transporting bright
I clap my hands to see —


melissa said...

You're such a blessing to me. There's something about how you put an upbeat spin on the simplest of things that brings me joy. Thanks for that. :)

Gail said...

The heron thrills you because of it's beauty, and the unexpectedness of it. What is more beautiful then nature itself, God' own creation.

Love the new look! Great opening picture.