On this day – the day of International Peace – I want to share with you a peaceful afternoon from earlier in the week. I’ll not lecture about getting along, about peace among all men, I will simply show you my very precious late afternoon deck time.
the berries. Earlier in the summer, the robins like the berries on the ornamental strawberries that I planted in one fairly small area – which the birds have assisted in transplanting to wherever there was a bit of dirt available in the yard. In the beginning, I tried to keep the strawberry plants in their place, to confine their roaming. Futility. I now have decided to let them roam, to live with them in harmony, wherever it is they might spring up.
And doing a bit of grooming. Lily loves the outdoors, and spends most of her day roaming, but I think she doesn’t venture far from our five acres. She often shows up when the big girls and I are outside to honor us with her company.
Not so for the Bailey girl – in her older years, she prefers to let the younger kids check things out while she rests. They will let her know if it requires her attention. Conservation of energy – that’s her theme.
Our peaceful time. The time that I look forward to each day, the time that soothes whatever might be chewing at me. I hope you have lots of times like this, peaceful times, time to just breathe deeply, relax and let life flow around you.