Summer is filled with beauty in nature. Trees surround my house and line the roads as I travel here in the mountains of western North Carolina. Wild flowers abound on the sides of highways or trails. But I lose my mind when I go to any place with flowering plants in pots. Just yesterday I stopped in at Lowe’s and came home with several colors of flowers. I can’t get out in the yard and dig in the dirt anymore, but I make a beautiful garden of color on my upstairs deck.
I’ll share some of the color in my life today.
|I'll pot these tomorrow or one day soon|
Some people dig up and throw away the daylilies that grow so easily beside the roads, but I think they are very pretty.
|Wild ferns grow all around the edges of my yard.|
|The Canadian Geese are a nuisance to some, but I love to watch them. They hang out mostly near the lake - like on the golf course - and they leave a mess behind.|
I am so blessed to live near this lake surrounded by mountains. I sit and drink in the awe of it all.
Just a walk around my house or a short drive in my car brings sights and sounds of nature, beauty that I never take for granted. Another thing to list in my gratitude journal.