The rest of the crocus have all sprung up after the very few early yellow ones. Their brilliant colors make me smile thinking of spring and summer and gardening and flowers. The netting that you see is because two deer have decided my garden would make good eating, and they love tulips....and there are several hundred waiting to bloom! I also used deer repellent, since I never feel safe relying on just one thing to keep them away as they are so persistent.
And don't we need to remember that in so many parts of our lives? Feeling contentment and peace with what is our life, with what we have (and once we move beyond our basic needs being met, there really is little that we "need"), with each day, hour and minute. Not always wanting more, feeling lack, feeling the "if only I had....." feeling that leaves so many people over-shopping, over-eating, over-drinking, over-doing, over-everything.
Twice a week I attend yoga, and one of the goals of my practice is to shrink my world to my yoga mat, and attend to the feeling that there isn't so much going on the world that needs my attention at that moment. That quiet space and time is quite freeing.
With that, I wish you, on the first day of the season, a joyous spring. Don't forget to peek at the still glorious super moon tonight. It is at its closet point in its elliptical orbit in decades, so the moon will seem even bigger and brighter than usual. Enjoy!
( Kiln photo of Don Hoskisson)