So often it’s the little things that take place in our day to day existence that make life meaningful. It’s in the sound of the wind rustling through the tall pines. It’s in the beauty of the light and shadows as they play across the water. It’s coming across a special surprise on an ordinary day.
It is no secret that I am a lover of gardens and nature. I am so fortunate to live in a lovely area filled with gorgeous, tall oak and pine trees. A favorite activity of mine ( if you can call it an activity ) is to sit on our back porch and listen to the wind as it whistles through the tall pines.
I also enjoy walking on the trails we have and visiting the pond. It fills me with peace and serenity to escape from my home for a bit each day and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature.
This morning on my walk I had a lovely surprise! As I was heading along the path, I came across this sweet friend just coming out of the forest! You can imagine my delight when I saw him there. I am tracking my steps so I now walk with my phone in hand ready to capture any special moments. He was probably scared to death of me, but he did stay still long enough for me to get a couple of photos before he scurried back into the woods. It made me feel so fortunate to have just a moment to observe him just a few feet away!
I hope you all take the opportunity to get outside and enjoy this beautiful day! Take in the small details of nature that surrounds you and look for the joy and peace it has to offer.