I’m inspired to blog more by a new friend who blogs regularly at https://countryliving4beginners.wordpress.com.
Many of the photos she shares are of the same sights I see, yet she makes everything seem more interesting and beautiful.
Tim (aka Walker) and I just spent two weeks in southern California – Coronado – to be exact. For any of you who have had the opportunity to visit there, I’m sure you will agree with me that it is a beautiful place. We lived there from 1985-1994, and I’m afraid I may have taken some of its beauty for granted then. While visiting there this time, I was in awe of the natural beauty of the flora (palm and fruit trees, bougainvillea, agapanthus…) and fauna (sea lions and wild parrots!). I could hardly get enough of the beauty of the bay and ocean waters, the perfectly manicured lawns, and lovely architecture.
Back in Virginia this week, I’ve decided to try to see a different beauty in Rockbridge County and to notice things that I may have taken for granted. It’s been chilly, rainy and humid the past few days compared to the warmth, sunshine and dry climes of California. I am thankful for the rain (as I’m sure southern Californians would be as well) as it makes our lawns and plants more healthy and lush.
As I cut the grass the other day, I noticed this in Tim’s “whimsical garden”. Though his garden is neither manicured nor perfect, it is beautiful in its own way.