Butterflies and Summertime
Right now: I'm noticing the beauty of summer. Butterflies flitting, cicadas singing, abundant birdsong and a lull in the heat. I'm focusing on the colors of flowers, the warmth of the sun and pushing back that tiny feeling when I wish for the next season.
Right now: I'm finishing up week seven of my summer break. How can that be? No matter whether I'm busy or bored, time flies by quickly.
Right now: I'm grateful for seeing the butterflies AND having the camera in my hand. I went outside believing I'll be photographing the same old same old. How lucky that butterflies graced my garden and I was able to capture their beauty.
Right now: Our major garden overhaul has been successful. Out of three butterfly bushes, one has died (heat wave with no water due to the beach vacation). We will swap it out with another this week.
Right now: I'm grateful for the endodontist my husband saw who was fantastic, kind and efficient. Apparently this year 2019 is the year of teeth woes for us! All went well and all is good.
Right now: I'm continuing a salad eating frenzy, looking for unusual ingredients to liven up my creations. I've been buying pea shoots and they are great. What do you put on a salad?
Right now: I'm grateful for morning routines. I relish my time with coffee and my journaling and of course my prayer time. Holly plays off and on while I wake up with the best frame of mind.
Right now: I'm on fire with my knitting projects and thankfully my watercoloring. I'm obsessing with 'just one more row' when I spend time knitting on the cowl or the baby blanket. I believe that obsessiveness is what keeps me coming back for my knitting and makes me so very happy.
Right now: I'm reading some great books. Behold the Dreamers has been my physical book to read and I'm over half way done. I love the story and the slow build up of drama. The other book which I highly recommend is Poet X. I gobbled up this poetry style book in just a few days. So good, so full of feelings and hope and love. It's YA and it's fantastic.
Right now: I believe that Frodo is over with his fussing at night (fingers crossed). I'm not the best person when it's after 7 pm, so I've been challenged with patience and encouragement with an animal who doesn't speak English. We might be okay now, and for that I'm grateful.
Right now: I can never get enough of my black eyed Susans. So Very Pretty.
What is your right now?