Flowers open every night
across the sky, a breathing peace,
and sudden flame catching.
This was supposed to be a Monday meander, but I didn’t get around to it. I’m not sure why, but I will venture to guess that it is related to the slothfulness of the weekend carrying over to the week. Although M and I did get outside in between rain showers to work and walk, we spent most of the weekend relaxing and having our own little film festival. We watched four movies over the course of the weekend, more than we sometimes see in a month or more.
In case you are wondering what we watched, here’s the list:
- The Hunger Games — Mockingjay Part 2
- The Big Short
- Bicentennial Man
I thought they were all good. Bicentennial Man is not quite an oldie but is from 1999. It stars Robin Williams, and somehow or another, we’d never seen it. Selma made me question humanity in general. I know there was some controversy about its accuracy and there is a disclaimer at the end stating that it is historical fiction. I was six years old when the Selma to Montgomery marches occurred and have little to no recollection of it although I’m sure I must have learned something about it in school at some point. The Big Short involves recent history, and I thought it was very well done. A complicated matter was explained in such a way as to make it easier to understand (as well as entertaining). I highly recommend it. And Mockingjay Part 2 wrapped things up quite nicely. I’m glad they took their time with the third book in the trilogy and expanded it into two movies.
Normally I’d save the movie talk for the weekend coffee chat, but life is moving along so quickly lately that it seems best to try to keep up whenever I can.
I’ve taken quite a few walks lately, and I frequently come up with things I’d like to write about while I’m out walking. The trouble is, by the time I sit down to write, I’ve forgotten. All those good writing topics seem to get left behind in the woods, the meadows, the gardens, and the marshes. I wonder what type of plants they would be if each idea was a seed of some kind that with time, water, and sunshine germinated and grew?
The critters around here have been quite active, especially during the rainy days. While M and I were sitting in the kitchen eating dinner on Saturday evening, a deer (doe) came walking out of the meadow and into the front yard. Usually I see deer from a distance, and the distance makes me forget just how big they are. When she came strolling towards the house, I thought, “She’s a giant!” Of course she wasn’t a giant at all. She was her normal size. I wondered, too, if there were fawns nearby. It’s that time of year when there might be.
We were given a bluebird house as a Christmas gift, and a pair of bluebirds moved in shortly after we put it up in a mulberry tree. I suspect there are babies in there now, judging by how often the mother and father have been out collecting things to eat.
The sun has returned today. We’ve had high, thin clouds moving in and out, but mostly it’s been sunny. After all those weeks of rain, it’s good to see the sun again. It should be with us for the rest of the week and into the weekend. It’s going to get hot, too. M and I will probably open the pool sometime over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.
I think that’s about it from the Wabi-Sabi Ranch on this lovely Tuesday. Thank you so much for stopping by and joining me on another ramble about the place. I wish I had more profound thoughts and words to offer but as I mentioned earlier, they are all off on their own ramble, perhaps stirring up thoughts in someone else’s head. I really should start carrying pen and paper with me on my walks. I used to. Then I got lazy about carrying so much stuff with me (camera, pen, paper, a bag for the pen and paper, cell phone, and whatever I find to stuff in my pockets while on my walks).
Sunset might be interesting tonight. Let’s meet at the Point. Sunset is at 8:14 PM, but it’s best to be there a little early because you never know when the show will get started.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂
Today’s joys: Sunshine and a lovely breeze; hibiscus tea; a wonderful flow to my yoga practice this morning; the scent of roses perfuming the air; watching the antics of the other creatures that live here on the ranch.
Other beautiful flowers to see: