Today I learned, if you are quiet and listen, you hear the ducks splashing in the tank (that's what we call natural and man made, smaller scaled, earthen bodies of water here. Elsewhere it might be called a "pond". No self-respecting Texan would call that a "pond". It's a "tank".)
You may also see a beautiful butterfly reaping a bounty of pollen in the Texas Sage.
Or watch a hawk land in a tree top,
And take flight again when the big white dog barks.
You might notice the helicopter hum of the dirt daubers busy with nest building.
You may experience the ruby brilliance of the setting sun through the trees.
And, if you are especially still and especially quiet, you'll discover the favorite tiny perch of the favorite tiny bird.
Sometimes, when the noise of life seems almost too much to bear and the hurry hurry that accompanies it seems impossible to maintain, the only answer is to slow down, be quiet, watch and wait.
"Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God." Job 37:14
May the good Lord bless you with quiet moments to calm your soul.