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.
Amen Lori. To the quiet times in our lives to just sit and wonder at the greatness that surrounds us.ReplyDelete
Ah....this is the first post I read this morning and I'm so glad I did. Thank's Lori!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Love the hummingbird. I'm so glad you took time to be.ReplyDelete
So beautiful--what a peaceful post and peaceful pictures. Thanks for sharing this calm and beauty.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing the quiet with us. You photos and descriptions almost puts us on your porch.ReplyDelete
Oh, wow. Lori! Such gorgeous photos. I wish I could come hang out with you on your porch for awhile. I promise I would even be quiet so we could still hear all of those wonderful sounds you described. I am so glad that you took this time for yourself - you deserve it! xoReplyDelete
Beautiful words and images!ReplyDelete
Slowing down and being in nature is so restorative for me. :)ReplyDelete
Inspiring post and photos!
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