Friday, July 31, 2020

Staycation | Day 2

Make your heart like a lake,
with a calm, still surface,
and great depths of kindness.
Lao-Tzu, Chinese philosopher and writer, c. 500 B.C.

The depths of the reflections on the birdbath this morning inspired a peaceful quiet. I top up the water very morning and then take immense delight as the bath is visited by sparrows, robins, and starlings. They seems to enjoy the water as much as a child splashing in the waves along a lake's shore. The surprise visitor today was an awesome blue jay. I am enjoying my staycation perch. ;-)

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Staycation | Day 1

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.
Spanish Proverb

As the 21st century's plague turns our worlds topsy-turvy to the point that nothing seems sure, glimmers of silver shine through the turmoil. Plans for a foreign vacation have morphed into the multi-hued greens of backyard grass and the reds of geraniums and robin breasts. I raise my glass of Franciacorta to the first day of my staycation, to the cheerful coneflowers, and to the tranquility shimmering in the birch tree's bower over my head. Peace of mind is here.