Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Like so many others, I sometimes look out my studio window at the falling rain, and I think about the things that the rain is going to prevent me from doing. I think that is a natural reaction for many of us. But, as I have grown older, I am becoming increasingly aware of the beauty in the world that remains around us, even as the rain falls.
Today was one of those typical Spring mornings, where the showers arrive early and the clouds block the sunshine from hitting the gardens. It was one of those mornings, where the rain was a gentle falling shower that evenly soaked the yard and the flower gardens. Instead of locking myself in for the day, I went to the patio garden, opened the french doors, and sat listening to the rain and watching my birds come to the feeders. I find a peace and tranquility that comes on such days, and beauty as well.
Since I had my camera already set up, I decided to scan the garden and just see what I might find. What I found was a world soaked in raindrops and a beauty that inspired me to do fun things today. I hope you all enjoy the Lilly.