Right Now, All is Good

I’m sitting out on my front deck having watered the couple of container plants and applied yet another coat of oil to the wood on my bench, sprinkler going on one side of this small front area so it smells like fresh rain out here. The warblers are warbling, the various other small birds are tweeting, I hear a dove calling in one of the outer trees. Temperatures are perfect with just a slight breeze. Now is the time to be out here, because later in the day the heat will build and inside will be where I will be.

This part of my yard, just off the front deck of my home, has been ignored for the past couple of years, when I struggled to motivate myself to get outside and get things done. This year, for whatever reason, I have more energy, more interest, and so I am trying to neaten things up out here, without creating a lot more work. A little bit at a time.

There’s a couple of jackrabbits hopping around further out in the yard. I’ve seen four of them at one time this year, but there are probably more. I don’t seem to have any of the cute little bunny rabbits in my yard, or if I do, I don’t see them, so I will take the big, gangly jackrabbits.

It’s times like these – in the quiet of the morning, with birds lined up for their turn at the fountain/birdbath – where all is right with my world.

Where I can pretend I am on an island, separate from the chaos, turmoil, division, dysfunctional government – the times that give me hope that all will be well. Not today, not tomorrow, but eventually. The times I take deep breaths and celebrate living, hearing only birdsongs and distant sounds of a small airplane crossing the blue skies above me.

The times where I know I truly have enough.

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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7 Responses to Right Now, All is Good

  1. Ally Bean says:

    I like your birdbath/water fountain. It adds a nice splash of color to your backyard, and seems to allow the birds to splash, too. Happy Weekend, Carol.

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  2. loisajay says:

    That fountain is very pretty. And look at those little birds. Having a drink, sharing some gossip. Such a cute photo.


  3. Carol — Your birdbath is exquisite!

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  4. dawnkinster says:

    I’m glad you’re feeling more energetic. I love early mornings outside too, which is why I don’t really mind (too much anyway) Katie getting me up early to go outside. I’ve seen the most amazing things while out there with her in the mornings. On the other hand, a nap is certainly not out of the question after an early morning foray either. I’ve been trying to keep up with the weeds better this year. I guess that’s one good side effect of all the stay-at-homeness, most summers lately I haven’t been here enough to even see what blooms much less weed. And since we’ve had so little rain it’s good we’re home to water too. I try not to watch TV much, haven’t been keeping up with my emails, so I know I’m missing some stuff I should be doing…still…it’s so much more peaceful without knowledge. Sigh.


    • Carol says:

      I’m crediting the primarily plant-based diet for the energy, Dawn. I really would like a change of scenery – probably in part because I know I can’t/shouldn’t/it wouldn’t be wise. Such is life.


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  5. Joanne says:

    You’re savouring the moment – and all is well.
    Perhaps that’s a message for everyone, to live in the moment and make each moment as pleasant as we possibly can. xx


  6. Kathy says:

    I love those times when that “more energy” or “more interest” comes and we’re able to get things done. Your outdoor island away-from-the-world sounds like a place where your whole being can just relax and return to peace. I think we all need places and times for this to happen. Our nervous systems can just go ahhhhh…..

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