A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed… It feels an impulsion… this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.
~ Richard Bach
The rains have finally moved out after dumping close to another two inches of water on us. Everything is well watered now.
Clouds were left behind to decorate the sky. A variety of different cloud personalities float overhead throughout the day. Some are gray and gloomy. Others look threatening, but move on without incident. My favorites are the big white, puffy clouds that look like towers rising upwards. The wisps, feathers, and little puffs have a certain charm to them, too.
You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds.
~ Henry David Thoreau
I sat on the porch during the early evening hours yesterday and watched the birds. It was quite a colorful show.
Blue Birds, Indigo Buntings, American Goldfinches, and a Baltimore Oriole showed up. I didn’t catch the Indigo Buntings or the Goldfinches. They were too swift and playful, their colors a blur across the landscape.
The Eastern Kingbird rules this particular perch. Kingbirds are very territorial and will defend their space and nests against larger predators such as hawks, crows, and even squirrels. He looks pretty serious, doesn’t he?
I spent a few hours today painting Bedroom 3. I was not very smart about it. The room was not as well ventilated as it should have been, and I ended up feeling dizzy and a little sick. I am going to leave the rest of the painting until the cooler months when the windows can be opened (without letting in hot air). Many deep breaths of fresh (hot) air later, I’m feeling fine, but I don’t want to do that again.
I guess that’s about it from the Wabi-Sabi Ranch for today. Thank you for visiting. Happy 4th of July to those of you celebrating it! M and I are celebrating an anniversary today, too. We met on the 4th of July a short and long time ago. It’s been 38 years since we met at the Jersey Shore, but sometimes it feels like it was just yesterday.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂