Life is crazy, right?
Busy seems to be the new normal, and we forget to stop and take in the sights, smells, and wonders around us.
I really do live in the moment (and the future…hello, anxiety) and I was able to stop and take a quick minute to talk to my plants (yes, I talk to them…it helps them grow) and I discovered a few amazing creations of nature! Nature is incredibly beautiful…and it doesn’t take much to take your breath away!
Here is a caterpillar hanging out in my spider plant.
I love this plant. My mother in law gave me a small cutting of her plant and I put it in a small pot. This summer I transplanted it to this bigger pot and it has EXPLODED.
Here is little J banging on the glass…one of her favorite pastimes. She loves to let me know when I’m not paying her any attention!
Our own little itsy bitsy spider! I’m not quite sure what she is doing…so if you have an inkling please let me know!
Here is R’s bean plant she brought home from school in May. It was so close to death but somehow came back! It looks like it may be ready to sprout a few beans! Hooray!
My coleus is on fire!! Not actually on fire, but it has these beautiful shades of red, orange and gold. It’s beautiful! I just wish I had planted it in a blue pot. It would have made the color POP!
Do you love basil? I have THREE basil plants in pots. They have all been munched on by the invasive Japanese beetle. I’ve had to cut all the leaves with holes off. Those dang beetles have had more basil this summer than I have!
Look at all those vibrant colors! If I had not stopped to savor the moment…live in the moment…pause…reflect…count my blessings…be grateful…I would not have noticed the beauty of nature in that moment. The caterpillar and spider, the way the water sits on the leaves…
Try taking a break today and closing your eyes. What sounds do you hear? What do you see? What are you feeling? What can you touch or smell?
Enjoy the moment…you might discover that some of what you hear and feel are moments or sounds that feel like home or provide a sense of comfort.
Do you enjoy gardening? I have a green thumb now, but several years ago I killed all the plants I was trying to grow. It takes patience, dedication, and love…don’t forget talking and singing to your plants too!