Gift from the Heavens

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.

~Ralph Waldo EmersonIMG_5066 IMG_4894

Isn’t it breath taking? Majestic and mysterious? Sometimes as I’m driving I can scarcely keep my eyes on the road and I have to find a place to pull over and just take it all in. The wonder. The sheer beauty. The magnitude. IMG_3554 IMG_4380 IMG_3557 IMG_3562 IMG_4475 IMG_3567Remember lying in the cool grass as a child and looking at the sky and the cloud formations? I could spend long periods of time searching the sky and finding turtles or unicorns. These days I still notice the sky throughout each day. On my walk with the dog first thing each morning. Looking out my second story office window at home. While  driving (of course, being careful to keep my eyes on the road too!). I see a lot of hearts within the cloud shapes. Not daily, but often. Did you notice them too in some of the photos above? Sweet messages from above. Nature’s awe inspiring glory blessing us. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Hummingbird

 

Look carefully in these two photos and you’ll see the camouflaged hummingbird in the midst of the alstroemeria!IMG_4343 IMG_4344

Hummingbird

magenta-green and white

carrier of light and wind

from the south you came singing

a high shrill whistle weighted with rain

everywhere you flew the grasses bowed in prayer

and a greenness came to the land as your song was heard

your wings rushed the clouds

to bring sweet wet seed from the skies

and everywhere you looked was singing.

 

~Harold Littlebird, Native American (Pueblo) poet

In Every Walk

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“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

~John Muir

 

 

This photo was taken in Tahoe in the stunning display gardens at Tahoe Tree Company. I could have wandered and admired all day.