Remember that scene in "You've Got Mail" where the sick Meg Ryan carries the vase of daisies (the ones Tom Hanks has just brought over) around her apartment as they're having a conversation? Well, today the glorious sun was hiding behind the stereotypical Seattle-Land overcast sky. And one can start feeling as miserable as sick Meg without carrying some type of life or color in your heart or in today's case, in your hand.
So let's go on a journey to look for some true beauty through the day, even if sometimes you do have to carry a $2.99 bouquet of winter flowers from Trader Joe's from room to room!
With these portable flowers, the homeschool table seems idyllic, lovely and inviting rather than dark and dull! And I should add the attitudes at lessons today went quite well. I claim the flowers performed that little magic, but then maybe it had something to do with the fact that friends were coming over for a drawing lesson!
Visiting the play area during blanket picnic time, I see she also has the same idea!
Ok, no bouquet here. But colorful bird drawings by your children? Yes, I know you're smiling too!
Now for our daily dose of nature therapy, and on our walk we find a little red berry amidst a sea of green and brown. It's a beginning but there's got to be more! Let's keep on walking!
Aaaah. One of my favorites. The January Flower. The Hazelnut Catkin. The shrub is loaded with them and it looks like a firework drizzling icicles. Score!
Back indoors in the late afternoon and we're having snack time in the dark. Oh dear. But we won't think of that because there's this absolutely charmer of a little boy completely engaged in his juicy orange to even care about the 4:30pm sunset.
Oh my heart!
So now it's time to prepare dinner and my bouquet is keeping me company as I slice into the remains of autumn's fruits. And I think of the sun that burst the squash with yellow...
the sun that feeds our hearts and souls so well.
We miss you sun! But we Give Thanks to God for the bounty that is still evident of its warmth even when we can not see it.