Rush Ranch, Eastern Oregon
WX: 38F, rain, snowshowers
Listening to: Glen Campbell, Wichita Lineman
Feeling melancholy. Listening to mood music, etc. It’s been raining for days, weeks, but I was gifted with the sight of a most lovely, red hummingbird this morning! I’ve never seen one that was so completely red before. It was magical. I wanted to run outside and strike up a conversation to find out where he chose to winter this year, and did he have a family. But he soon darted off into the rain, heading somewhere into the safety of the trees near the creek across the street. I have two hummingbird feeders ready for them, and will put out more as they grow in number.
I am soaking my nasturtium seeds overnight, to get them ready to plant in their pots tomorrow. Nastys don’t mind the rain, in fact, they love it. Rainfall, feed my crops and trees. Bring the bees back home soon, to nestle among the daisies. Make the world right, make the world turn its face toward the sun, and shine upon what is right and good for all.
Thank you to those sweet and kind souls that shared with me some of their favorite ways to express kindness to others. I loved every one of your ideas, and some were ones I had not even thought of. Yes, thank you, for being the brave ones to step forward and, without want of reward or return, you are being kind, being compassionate, being THERE, being PRESENT in the lives of others. You fill me with joy – you really do.
I’m the eldest of my siblings, at the age of 65. I grew up with five other children weaving in and out between legs, between smiles and frustration, between childhood and adulthood. Four girls, and two boys. We lost the youngest brother, David, the day after Christmas in 2010. I don’t talk about his passing much. I’ll write about it one day when remembrance isn’t so rough and raw. We are spread out across the country now, but it is so precious and important to get together at least once a year. We have rented a wonderful cabin in the heart of the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee this summer, and I can hardly wait to see everyone. They have my heart. I love them so hard and so strong, the older I become the more I treasure them. There are no words that truly describe nor express my heart for them. Perhaps a beautiful symphony could. Perhaps.
On to more colorful subjects – the Pixel Scrapper Blog Hop this month is an interesting one, because we were challenged to design a kit about a destination, or the place we lived. So many different destinations are in this hop! And some amazing designs, too. All free. Please visit this link to see the rest of the participant list. My destination is Oregon. Some of my elements and papers are more general, so even if Oregon isn’t your port of call, hopefully you will find some interesting pieces to use. As always, my kits are free to you to use however you wish, including commercial use. I only ask that you perform some random act of kindness this month, to be the change in this world.
My TOU is at the bottom of this post.
Blessings beyond measure,