This is what I see…

These are crazy times.  Yesterday I found myself packing up my laptop and heading out to work from home for the next two weeks.

The past few days have been tense and stressful.  My brain focuses on one thing then another.

Monday night on my walk, not only did the fresh outdoors help me refocus, it helped me see the new life sprouting up all over the wash.  I’m trying to identify these beautiful daisy type flowers, still not quite sure what they are.  But they are beautiful. I plan to go out there every day after I finish work (except for today…God chose to water my wild flower bed in the wash).  I want to see them open and watch them grow if I can.

That is my goal for this week.  Refresh myself outdoors each evening.  See what is growing, see light, color and see others out there doing the same.  There is something therapeutic about outdoors, fresh air and exercise.

I see good and beauty.  And I will do my best to focus on that, and not the fear that threatens to grip me tightly and not let go.  I hope each of  you are able to do the same.

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And for fun, I walked around my yard and snapped a few water photos this afternoon when the rain stopped.  Beautiful and fresh.

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“Fear’s contagious, but so is courage.” ~ Betty Williams

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” ~ Reinhold Niebuhr

 

 

19 Comments Add yours

  1. Alice says:

    Beautiful pictures, Lisa! I also love seeing the rain drops on the flower petals. Yes, it is a time we need to just try and relax, and lean on the Lord.

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    1. Thank you.! …and agreed! πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ»

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  2. Naomi says:

    What a great post! You have a wonderful attitude for this time we’re going through, and you’ve given us more lovely flowers to enjoy. Thank you. I especially like the view from the top!

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    1. Thank you! I hope to see them all opened up 😊🌸

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  3. Beautiful post and very refreshing photos, Lisa! I have always found that being close to nature is good for the heart and soul πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you! And it is! So we will get out every chance we can. Good to walk and talk with your loved one too 😊

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  4. Very nice. And a great idea πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you! The outdoors does wonders for the spirit!

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  5. M.B. Henry says:

    Thanks so much for sharing these lovely photos πŸ™‚ I think some time outdoors every day is a good idea, too πŸ™‚ Hope you are well as can be during these times.

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    1. Thank you so much. So far I am very well, just need to fight the fear of the unknown. We need to support and encourage one another! πŸ€—

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  6. Wonderful photos and post. We finally had a warm day without rain so we were able to work in the yard. I’ve been staying busy and keeping up with friend via phone or video calls. We all need to pray for our health care providers – nurses, laboratory technologists, respiratory, doctors, those who decontaminate patient rooms – too many to list!!

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    1. I agree 100%! God bless all those out there working hard to help us through all this. I’m not quite sure how I can help, but if I find a way, I will! (and thank you 😊)

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  7. TCast says:

    Oh this is beautiful πŸ™ŒπŸ»

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    1. Thank you! Those little pink flowers are all over our wash!

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      1. TCast says:

        Love it πŸ‘πŸΌ

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  8. Tatiana says:

    Beautiful flowers!

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