Monday, July 04, 2011
One of the many great things about keeping Natalie, my 4 year old granddaughter, is that I get extra time outside. Left to my own devices, I often think that 90+ degrees is just too hot and I stay in the A/C. But Natalie hardly minds the heat, and she gets me outside to enjoy the butterflies and birds, the lizards and the beetles, the wild flowers and the ones we cultivate. I find the bright sun and the shade each have their own virtues. The sky is constantly changing with blues and greys and silver that I simply miss when I stay in. The sunset pink, purples, and golden hues often display without me noticing. There is something so right, so beautiful, comforting, even healing, about nature. So glad that on this Independence Day that Natalie reminded me to enjoy the beauty of our land.