To say I am in deep gratitude would be to barely touch the humbling appreciation for the honeybees and their miraculous works. See their more valuable-than-gold harvest, a daily task created only out of the necessity to survive, hurting no one in the process.
That being said I wish to acknowledge my pure delight in realizing the usefulness and gracious beauty of our 🌏 planet’s trees, flowers, waters and creatures; the Earth’s symphony I say.
And rightly so I must credit the butterflies, moths, the beetles, hoverflies, midges (for chocolate!) and yes, lemurs and bats too for their pollination efforts; happening every single day, beautifully and without second thought or greed, just as Nature herself intended of course!
I love, 💕the moon, the 🌞, the endless blanket of stars and thrills alive in the night’s sky; I find it absolutely difficult to stop my tireless gaze.
I thrive in spirit for the deluge of rain when it finally arrives in the most needed of places; what a blessing. I feel blessed that as of this moment, both of my parents are still alive and smiling. I am pleased that my siblings and my children are loving, generous, good people – a real kick in the pants! and my friends are so very dear.
Sadly my other mother of over 45 years left us early Christmas morning in 2014 ~ she was only 69. She is missed deeply but she knew it was her time, she was smiling; if only the rest of us get that grace.
My heart rejoices at the creative thought in which I see the life and unconditional love in my children. Laughter abounds at the amusing behavior of my grandchildren as well as the babies of the wild.
See the antics of the playful furry little chimps, the sweet awkwardness of the newborn foal and giraffe, the precious baby elephant, comical puppies, tumbling little bear and wildcat cubs, helpless baby birds, indeed all manner of creatures.
A satisfaction wells up from within to see the apparent permanent smile on the face of a bottlenose dolphin. And then there’s the wandering albatross, appearing so clumsy with those large wings once he sits on the water before getting fully comfortable; how does it tuck its full wingspan neatly away? Gotta say though, I love how he uses his feet on approach to land in the water, it’s so cool.
I cannot help but to smile big every time I’m buzzed at incredible speeds by the jet-powered awesomeness of the hummingbird, it never ceases to amuse and amaze me. And what of the great pleasure derived from the sweet sounds and scents of Nature herself? truly a gift that will never stop giving!
Let’s take a walk in that forest again, lay under a blanket of desert stars and make our way to just sit at the sea … or jump in, either way, all an excellent demonstration of the scents, sounds and sights that are there for all of us, a present, a gift in the now of things. What a thrilling sensation!
I metaphorically bow in awe at the power of the ocean, the wind and the storms, the sight of the mountains majesty, the morning’s first light and the visual treat of the sunset. I absolutely love it when the thunder rolls in, surrounds and then boom! rumbles inside me, what a kick!
Speaking of kicks, back in the mid 90’s I was literally charged by the power of lightening –blown right off my feet in fact– in the Nevada desert; it was late summer. Wasn’t my time to fly away I guess but I did obtain some unique lightening bolt-like tattoos from that experience. I sure grew fond of them, admitting though at first I was shocked by their appearance. Be that as it may time took them away -glad we photographed them before their disappearance.
I am delighted for the strength with which my legs and steady feet have supported me throughout my life, allowing me many an adventure. In humble appreciation I participate in all my senses, allowing me great delight of the gifts I receive on a daily basis; there are so many to mention but I believe you get the idea.
🌊 the ocean, she calls to me …
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