Today I ran out to the Post Office and as I did I stopped in my tracks. The view from every angle while heading down my driveway was filled with light, color and texture. I am ceaselessly amazed by the products of mother nature and I always aim for my work to convey the breathtaking colors and textures of the natural world. So I stopped. Took a breath and took in the beauty.
I wanted to share it with you, despite the fact that I am not a gardener. My rose bush is weighted down with flowers and needs a trellis. My ivy has over-flowed the pot and is trailing across the brick patio I haven't swept in days. And I found one crowded-in, hidden azalea between boxwoods still with fresh blooms as the others in the yard are rusting.
I hope that you have moments like these, where you just have to stop and take it in for a moment. The Post Office was still there when I got there. But I was richer for the moments I took to just be.