With Childlike Appreciation
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
– Albert Einstein
The days have been extraordinarily perfect. I love a cool morning – the light of the rising sun through the trees.
The long, hot summer has made some of my trees and plants tired. This cypress tree is loosing its leaves early without changing color. Shedding, I suppose to preserve its energies.
I decided to take a cloth and to lay out under its branches – to listen and to look at my surroundings in wonder. This tree has to be nearly 100 years old – I am sure it has seen season upon season of change.
I am often asked if I am not lonely on my solitary excursions. It seems so self-evident that one cannot be lonesome where everything is wild and beautiful and busy and steeped with God that the question is hard to answer.–John Muir
I lay looking at the sky and the passing clouds – they form images in my imagination. I used to do this often as a child – lay in wonder at the beauty around and above me.
The moon is nearly full tonight – the sky will be clear – in the country it is as if you can see forever.
Seasons come and seasons go and I remain in wonder at those things around me – I hope in my heart I will always be – I hope I will remember always to take time to see the design in creation – to thank God for all he’s provided for us to use and to enjoy.
I am still looking for gardening inspiration and I selected another Carolyne Roehm book – one of the four season series – Fall Notebook. My glass of iced tea tinkles as the ice shifts – one of my favorite childlike appreciations this time of the year is candy corn.
I love to slowly nibble on this very sweet treat.
I have to take care though, our dog seems very interested in it – wanting to sample some for herself.
Do you still enjoy the wonders of the world with childlike appreciation? I hope you do – take the time – it is worth it to your mind and to your soul.
This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.
I hope you have a marvelous weekend.
I’ll be sharing this post with Bernideen’s Tea in the garden Saturday – these garden meetings will end soon. I am thankfull to Bernideen for opening this opportunity to take time to rest, enjoy the garden with such a lovely pastime – taking tea.
Wishing you a very Delightsome day,