Magical and Beautiful
I've been scrambling around trying to get ready for the Easter weekend. I've checked off many of my tasks and still have tasks to do. Isn't that life? Yup. How are you? Are you enjoying some decent weather? This week has been overall a nice week. I love when I'm driving to and from the gym and I see tree after tree leafing out. The beginnings of spring are beautiful and remind me of springtimes past.
My parents had half an acre of land in a quiet suburb. We moved to this house when I was 11 years old. The previous owner planted everything imaginable on that little tiny plot. The first spring was exciting as we watched many ornamental trees blooming. I remember: dogwood, cherry, magnolia and pear trees. Lilac bushes lined the driveway and underneath were grape hyacinths galore.
The yard was magical and beautiful.
We'd like to plant an ornamental tree in honor of my husband's father somewhere on our property. I'm leaning towards a weeping cherry tree but who knows what we will decide when we are out shopping.
Yesterday I was out of sorts and didn't make the most out of my day. I was grumpy, angry and fretful. I dislike when I'm like that, thank goodness I'm rarely like that. Today I woke up early in the morning and reflected on this day being THE day to be better. And I was.
I rested and relaxed. I spent time daydreaming while looking out the windows drinking in the beauty of the day. I knitted for an hour and I plotted out some more ideas to sketch or watercolor.
One day at work this week the preschooler picked 19 dandelions that I carried in my pocket while we tried to take a walk. I marveled at how she repeated over and over 'there's another one' (then picked it). Her joy over discovering dandelions was infectious and our walk was replaced with a dandelion study.
There is beauty in a dandelion!
If you celebrate Easter, I wish you a happy one. And if this is any old weekend, I hope it's a joyful one.
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