I have found that through the many cares and perplexities of life, the habit of noticing small things in nature or in my home or garden often lifts my spirits.
There is so much to admire, to marvel over, to ponder.
Spring is such a wonderful time to enjoy the renewal of life and hope.
Above, the swelling buds of the sweet gum tree [liquidambar] against a blue sky.,
Shy heads of narsissus.
Blossoms on the dwarf white peach.
A close up of peach blossom.
These were taken as the sun was sliding away behind the woods.
The Old-Timey Pear tree is more than a century old.
The sprawling lop-sided shape is typical of these trees.
I've learned to spot them standing in a distant field or in the dooryard of an old farm.
Pear blossoms--cool and fragrant.
Cats are always a wonder--as well as mischievous companions.
When I opened the curtains on Wednesday morning, there was his majesty, Willis, catching the morning rays from the roof of the tractor canopy.
Eggs have the most satisfyingly smooth shapes.
During spring and summer we buy eggs from a friend at our church.
Each time I open the carton I enjoy the colors of the shells: the usual white or pale beige, the shades of blue-green, reddish and deep brown.
What small joys have lightened your days this week?