Pete and I were looking over our farm a few days ago and he noted, "There are really only two seasons: brown and green."
And I noted the irony of my having chosen favorites seasons of the two that aren't really seasons at all – just the bridges between.
Spring and fall. Here, then gone in an instant.
Everything has already exploded here into that deep green that feels like high summer. Though it's not yet truly summer, the soft tenderness of spring is already gone.
When did that happen? It was spring just moments ago.
Sometimes it's easier to notice endings that to truly be in what is, savoring every bite.
I'm doing my best to notice.
Whatever is – today.
The uncomplicated beauty.
The rich blessings.
The things in my life that cost nothing but mean everything.
Because sometimes the small act of presence can change how we see the world.
If only we stop to notice.
What will you notice today?
3 thoughts on “Noticing”
Beautifully put. I’ll admit the last few dats I’ve been looking to what I don’t currently have. My family is out of town without me as I’m recovering from surgery, but I can still find joys in the moment while anticipating their return. Thanks for the reminder.
Lupine is so grown up now! Do they really grow so fast?
So much truth in noticing the good and beauty around you. I am a firm believer in trying my best to stop and notice, to smell the flowers, to see and listen to the bird overhead, how beautiful the clouds/sun are…….And huge positive changes have come to my life and my families. 🙂 You are an inspiration and one day I will make it to get to meet to you and your family as I would love to learn how you and Pete began your journey on the farm and with homesteaeding/unschooling……I have a great desire for our family to do the same within the next few years (currently we live in the middle of Madison in a great neighborhood, wonderful school, etc) but I NEED to be in nature with my kids,and want desperately to have a life more like yours, more simple and with what matters the most to me. 🙂