We have been having the most incredible sunsets lately. Our sunsets are always beautiful, but the last couple of nights... well, there are just no words to describe them. The other night at dusk, I was getting ready to close the curtains in my living room. When I looked outside, the view took my breath away. The whole northern sky - not just tthe north west - was lit up with different shades of orange. It was a deep red-orange right where the sun was setting. The rest of the northern sky was bright orange. I couldn't take my eyes off of it. I went outside and just sat there, drinking it all in. There was such a peace and serenity. It was a meditation without meditating. What a moving experience.
When most of the color went away, I went back in the house. My husband was out, but when he came home he asked if I had seen the moon and planets. I hadn't so I went back outside. There was a crescent moon and - I'm told - the planets Jupiter and Venus. Again, I just sat there to drink in their beauty and absorb their energy.
The day time is equally beautiful. My flower gardens are thriving. There are different shades of pinks, purples, yellows, greens, whites, and oranges surrounding my home. The sights and the scents just fill my being with awe and wonder. Now add the singing birds, the buzzing bees, and the lightening bugs and it's magical.
Mother Nature is benevolent. She freely gives us these sights and sounds and magic. I'm ready to explode with gratitude. I hope you all take the time to see, feel, enjoy and appreciate all that has been given to us.