Happy May Day!

Seriously, I can’t believe it’s May 1st already!  One-third of 2013 is gone.  Hey, TIME – you really need to slow down…

 

So what comes to mind for May — flowers of course!  And I have lots right in my front yard.  On this beautiful spring morning I spent a little time on our front patio admiring the lovely ones in our flower bed that Nathan planted.  So glad he has such a green thumb and likes gardening and landscaping.  I was reading a few pages from “The Rainy Day Book” that my mom picked up for me at a garage sale.  Who else loves garage sales?!  I came across this quote:

 

“Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.”

 

“There would be no life….”  Thank you, April showers, for helping to grow my enchantingly colorful flowers.  They do grace my day.

 

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There are also 2 big trees in our front yard.  They provide lots of shade from the hot Arizona sun.  One of them has a bird’s nest and a hummingbird often stops by to visit.  I’m going to buy a feeder; I hope he (or she) will want  to stay.  Zorro and I are going for a walk.  Escaping for a few minutes into the serenity of nature does one’s body, and spirit, a world of good.

 

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I am thankful for rain… and flowers… and trees… and a whole multitude of other lovely things that grace each day.  It’s springtime; it’s May 1st – an absolutely perfect day to enjoy and appreciate these abundant and beautiful gifts!!

 

 

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