Open up the windowsPosted: March 13, 2012
What an incredibly beautiful day we are having here in the Bogs! Warm, sunny, simply gorgeous. It’s the kind of day that makes you throw open all of the windows to let the stale air of winter out, and the invigorating air of spring in.
Of course I did just that even though technically it is not yet spring. Fresh, energizing air has been blowing in and through the house all afternoon, carrying bird songs with it.
I did not take the camera out with me on my walk today. It was nice to just walk, just be, and soak up the sights, sounds, and scents of this lovely Tuesday.
After yesterday’s soaking rains, the garden is much too wet to work in. Phooey. I still have a long way to go when it comes to cleaning up the asparagus bed. I hope I can get it finished before the new spears start popping up out of the ground.
Well, I’ve nothing more to say/write so I’ll leave you with a few more orchid images and a quote or two. Thanks for visiting. I hope your Tuesday has been as beautiful and magical as mine has been. (It has been so beautiful and filled with ordinary magic that it’s left me wordless.)
Almost any intense emotion may open our “inward eye” to the beauty of reality. Falling in love appears to do it for some people. The beauty of nature or the exhilaration of artistic creation does it for others. Probably any high experience may momentarily stretch our souls up on tiptoe, so that we catch a glimpse of that marvelous beauty which is always there, but which we are not often tall enough to perceive.
~ Margaret Prescott Montague
As I hold the flower in my hand and think of trying to describe it, I realize how poor a creature I am, how impotent are words in the presence of such perfection.
~ Celia Thaxter