Xan & Bob

Nature’s Inspiration

Did you take time this week to just stop and look at nature’s beauty? A cloud? The sunlight? A tree? A flower in your garden?

I did and it was spectacular!









And this…the incredible 1,400 year old Olive tree. How many sunrises and sunsets has it seen?







And yesterday while we worked in the garden I stopped to appreciate the sun and a cloud playing hide and seek. I won’t ever see that cloud again…so it was important to notice it while I could.


It really is the simple things in life. Just stopping to appreciate what’s around us.

‘Nature inspires my everything — my being, my solitude, my writing and my art, my whole life. She lifts me upon her welcoming wings and soars me through the sky of possibilities. She colors my day, brightens my soul, and calms my nights. She is fierce and beautiful, strong and delicate — an untiring Queen so generous of advice and never weary of new beginnings. In spring a colorful maiden, in winter a wise old lady, in autumn a looking-glass to my falling-leaf self, and summer a warm blossomed benefactor, comrade to the sun. A constant companion — sometimes indifferent or harsh but oft nuzzling me with genial breezes, sharing a vast serenity, or lavishing vital gifts. To close my windows and shut her out would be error and melancholy.’

~Terri Guillemets


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