A warm, showery day brought shifting light and I played with the settings on my new camera. How different to see the world transformed?
Dirt therapy. The world is edging toward summer and while that brings its own set of concerns, fresh potting soil and tender shoots that will yield beauty calm me.
It’s that time of year:
Best time to cut wood for next winter as it is easy to haul out of the woods before the summer’s growth and it will have many months to dry before you need to burn it. Best time of the year to have your senses assaulted:
- Sudden sunlight for more hours
- Sudden warmth enough to sit outside
- Sudden chatter and songs of so many birds
- Sudden smells of wet earth
- Sudden sounds of water flowing off the back of the mountain
Best time of the year to just sit and absorb it all.
When the worries of what the future will look like come creeping in, I can look around and really SEE where I am right now, or travel back to how I have survived other imagined crises of reinventing myself. In the end, it is all about seeing and believing.
I dish out Skeedle’s food as she rubs and dances. Next is the plastic container of Magical Kitty Pot – aka catnip. It’s applied as she stands on the cardboard cat scratch station, carefully rubbed between fingers first to release its essential oils and aroma. I drizzle it down her back rub then against the hair to distribute it. The final touch is a chin rub and she sprawls into stoned bliss. Shouldn’t every day be this simply satisfying? (Life can’t always be about Alice…)