Life just seems so full of connections. Most of the time we don’t even pay attention to the depth of life. We only see flat surfaces.
~ Colin Neenan
It is so beautiful here on the Eastern Shore today. Blue sky, puffy white clouds, and a cool, dry breeze have all conspired to keep me outdoors for a good part of the day.
Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
~ Henry David Thoreau
Did you have a good weekend? It went by quickly, don’t you think? Mine did. I spent a good portion of it resting my knee, and that paid off for me. Although my knee is not what I’d call normal, it is much better than it was on Saturday, and pretty much pain-free unless I overdo it.
Yesterday I made about 5 quarts of Tom Solomon’s Spicy V8 juice. It’s good stuff. Spicy, lively, and full of veggies. I altered the recipe to suit my needs and taste. For instance, I had some carrots that needed to be used so I threw those into the pot to add sweetness rather than add sugar. I left out the salt because I didn’t think it needed it. The vinegar in the recipe adds plenty of brightness and acidity. I can always squeeze in a little lemon juice when I go to drink it if I think it needs something more.
I haven’t seen the hummingbirds lately. I wonder if they have already started their great migration? When I checked the feeder this morning, the liquid was at the same level it was when I put fresh nectar in a day or two ago. I’m not sure if I should refill it with fresh food or not.
It is easy to suppose that few people realize on that occasion, which comes to all of us, when we look at the blue sky for the first time, that is to say: not merely see it, but look at it and experience it and for the first time have a sense that we live in the center of a physical poetry, a geography that would be intolerable except for the non-geography that exists there — few people realize they are looking at the world of their own thoughts and the world of their own feelings.
~ Wallace Stevens
I reckon that’s it from the Wabi-Sabi Ranch for today. Thank you so much for stopping by, and joining me on another ramble. I hope your Monday has gone well, and thrown a few delightful surprises your way.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂
Today’s joys: The day itself, a gift of beauty; butterflies dancing in the gardens and meadows; clouds drifting; a small scoop of ice cream that was Just Enough.