(All photos in this post were taken at Elizabeth Park in Hartford, Connecticut)
One of my daily readings yesterday suggested taking time out of one's day to become quiet and enjoy nature.
Sounded like good advice so during the afternoon, everything I was doing came to a halt to allow me to go out into the backyard.
The fountain was trickling and sun bathed everything in golden light.
Towering trees, many hundreds of years old, made a living green canopy way above the yard.
I pulled the lounge chair into a sunny spot, slipped off my shoes and stretched-out.
As my eyes closed, I thanked God for the beauty around me and for life, itself.
I prayed for a dear friend facing a life-altering situation.
Little birds darted back and forth at the feeders.
One perched briefly on the edge of the wrought iron birdbath and took a sip of water.
About a half hour went by before it was time to get up.
I felt refreshed and renewed.
It was a wonderful experience to appreciate all aspects of nature, appreciating the preciousness of life, itself.
Today, I hope you will savor some aspect of nature and find peace within your own soul.
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