Aug 25, 2012

Notice

Sometimes we get caught up in the minutia & chaos of societal ills, that you forget to see the things that matter...This week I  had a reminder of that...I read an article entitled Notice...



It was all about noticing the things that we take for granted...little things....momentary things....

Like a little Chippy on the shed (see him in first photo) a very strategic site to a bird-feeder full of sunflower seeds...

For me it is the things of Nature we always have around us....my gardens & the ecosystem that exists with in it...... My own little Farmer's Market...


 As I have watched the drought & wildfires in the west take away from people the very things that are a constant for me, I realized that all it would take would be a lack of water to take all I have away....or even too much water or wind could do the same as hurricane season begins to ramp up...


Nature is a balance of Yin & Yang...giving & taking....flourishing or destroying...light & dark....
This is what teaches us to appreciate the small things in life & avoid sweating the needless ones...
We just need to attend the class...

So I went back to class....Walking around my home & really looked at the abundance of our "wealth"....Blessings that have a way of keeping us in the presence....The substance
& experiences of the Natural World...

like our corn garden...

  Hearing the excitement in Hubby's voice at seeing the first ears for corn showing... This is his first corn garden & when you do it for as many years as I have you forget the excitement of something as simple as the first sight of that silk popping out over the top...


So it was fun to relive it through his eyes...& it reminded me it had been a few years since I planted corn, so this homegrown taste will be
especially good this year..:)

 
or walking into your backyard to cut some fresh   sprigs of herbs for cooking....
( the rope is holding up my rose bush until I get a crib in to hold the canes up in case you were wondering about that)

like Basil, Cilantro, Sage or Oregano....

or stepping out into the garden to pick a bowl of Swiss Chard, grab a couple tomatoes, some cukes or  green beans for supper...

Have you ever tried Swiss Chard in place of lettuce on a sandwich??  I tried it this week....Delicious!!!

Noticing my first little crop of crab apples....
Horray!!

Happy at how a first year crop of Echinacea, whose blooms I hope will attract some more
Hummngbirds next year, has grown...

So I hope this week you take the time to notice the small things within the bigger picture...no matter what venue it appears in.... your home, job, projects, anything.....Notice...

Have a great weekend!!! 

14 comments:

Lady of the Woods said...

I appreciate this message. And your photos are stunning! I love how you did them....I love seeing your posts always....
took 6 tries for word captra to work :-/

Connie said...

I enjoyed every single word in your post. That, and your captivating photography. Thank you for sharing this . . . it's a marvelous enriching reminder . . . of all the beauty that surrounds us.
Have a wonderful day, Connie :)

Gayle said...

I love seeing your garden, It seems like it is all laid out so well.

turquoisemoon said...

What's that color...green??? Everything is yellow and dying around here. This drought has really taken its toll... :( ...but, your place is wonderful. What's great about it is that you really appreciate it. It's beautiful! And, thanks for reminding us to look, to notice...

the wild magnolia said...

A lovely bounty and beautiful gardens of natures best. A needful reminder to pay attention to the blessings we have.

Thank you for sharing.

Barbara said...

Such a beautiful, meditative post...thank you for the reminder to be still and be thankful.

You can tell that your garden is tended with love (adorable chippy, too)! My father had a garden when I was young, and I still have fond memories of picking fresh produce for dinner (or bringing a bucket of cold water and eating it right then and there!). Wonderful...bless you!
xx

scarlett clay said...

Lovely words and photos, Linda.. I want to try some swiss chard now, looks great!

Ashling said...

What a perfect post: perfect reminder, perfect photos. I needed this today!

Bohemian said...

A very profound Post that I am totally in Agreement with my Friend! A Thankful Heart is always good Medicine to the Soul and Spirit... even whilst going through trials. Nature always has a way of renewing me and why I make it an on purpose occurrance to spend time outdoors in Natural settings where the abundance of Beauty and Little Things to be Thankful for surround me. Your Garden is so lucious... I have to work extra hard at keeping a thriving Veggie/Herb Garden since it is not a natural Desert landscape in this harsh environment... but, we do have such Divine weather for growing that with TLC you can have Harvests year round.

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Suzanne said...

Beautiful......just beautiful!

My Grama's Soul said...

What a PERFECT post Linda.....in our world of business we often don't notice the little things. It is ALWAYS the little things that are the most important.

xo

Jo

Boho mom said...

I don't know how I arrived here and found your blog, but am so happy that I did!
Beautiful photography and oh how I miss the days when I had a yard and could grow my own food.
Absolutely spot -on!! We are so caught up in our busy lives that we often forget the beauty right under our noses.
Great blog - I'll be back to visit and am adding you go my links- fellow bohemian.
peace~

laoi gaul~williams said...

such true words...i keep reminding myself of this.
here the great wheel is turning and summer to me is a memory, we have that feleing of autumn here now

Tami Rebekah said...

Well HI!! Just stumbled over here from Pinterest and Im loving your blog!! Great photos (Im jealous :))

Have a great weekend. Ill be back for more!

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