There are so many things right now that just make me want to do a happy dance - isn't that just the best feeling?
Simple things that make me grab the camera and try to capture the moment forever.
Impossible, I know. But isn't it great to look back at photos and try to remember how wonderful that particular moment in time felt?
Like the moon last night.
I sat out on my deck swing and enjoyed the evening, quieting my mind before heading in to wash up for bed. Mindful of the sounds of the evening. Mindful of the gentle breeze on my face. Mindful of the sway of the swing. Mindful and completely in the moment.
The view from my kitchen window - I just can't get enough of looking out at my sweet herb garden and I can't even imagine how you'll drag me away from that window once it fills in.
It certainly makes washing up after supper that much more enjoyable, to gaze out at something I created that tickles me right down to my toes.
I head outside and see the daffodils at long last blooming on the garden steps - they are like little rays of sunshine bobbing in the breeze.
Around back, I spot these tiny blue flowers that are growing on my back lawn - I have no idea what they are but they are just so sweet.
One of the clematis vines I put in last summer is sending out very healthy shoots - it comforts me to know that it was strong enough to survive those late frosts of spring.
It seems that all of the baby lilacs I put in last summer are also thriving - I pray they will be grown and flowering beautifully in time for one or both of my daughters' weddings.
Up at my garden cottage, the pretty window just makes me smile through and through. Those little Arborvitae survived quite nicely in the window box over the cold, cold nights of winter. When they outgrow the window box, I will find a home for them elsewhere on my property.
This was my view this morning while I was having coffee on my new garden swing. How absolutely glorious is that sky?
What a way to start the day. I am beyond blessed.