Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we know that we have for sure is what is right here and right now. Don’t miss it.
~ Leo Buscaglia
I went out to The Point yesterday to watch the sunset. It was glorious. If you look carefully at the tree on the far right in the first image, you will see the birds flying around it, getting ready to land. Before the blackbirds arrived someone else had the prime seat on the tree.
He stayed a few minutes while I walked around. Then he took off, allowing the blackbirds to have the tree for a little while. When he came back, the blackbirds scattered, and the eagle stayed the rest of the time I was there.
I almost didn’t go. Sunset is a little later these days (6:00 pm yesterday), and I hadn’t started dinner. Then I thought that was a stupid excuse not to go, so off I went. Who cares if dinner is late? Nobody in my household, that’s for sure. Well, the cats care when their meals aren’t delivered on time, but they had already been fed for the day.
Once again, M and I were the only people on the Point. It’s lovely to have all that beauty to ourselves, but I do wonder why no one else bothers to go out there for sunset. Sure, it was cold. That’s what clothing and coats and hats and gloves are for.
The winds of grace blow all the time. All we need to do is set our sails.
~ Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
It’s been a good Thursday. I had an appointment with a dentist this morning. This was my first visit, and everyone I met in the practice was wonderful. The dentist passed my test, too, showing himself to be conservative when it comes to treatment. Yay, Doc!
They’re a bunch of foodies in that office, and we talked about kale chips, Brussels sprouts, and asparagus. The dentist has an asparagus bed he inherited from his great-grandfather. He said it’s over 50 years old. That’s pretty impressive.
I’ll have to ask him for tips the next time I see him. I didn’t ask this time around because I don’t plan on doing too much with the asparagus bed this year. I’m going to wait and see what comes up. From the looks of the old ferns, it’s doing well enough without me messing around with it.
John has been here since mid-morning, working on the 3-Season Room. He should have it finished soon. The cats will rejoice. We had a cat door put in so they could let themselves out on the porch if they happen to be in the mood to sleep in the sun. What cat isn’t in the mood to sleep in the sun??
Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.
~ Abraham Joshua Heschel
I have several more images of the sunset to show you, but I haven’t the time to get them posted right now. I’ll see if I can schedule a post for tomorrow. If not, they’ll have to wait. I’m taking a short break over the weekend, and should be back by Monday. Thank you so much for your visits, your likes, and your comments. Have a fantastic weekend! I’ll see you again soon.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂