Saturday, July 19, 2014

Beauty All Around Us

I love, absolutely love dirt on my hands and green green grass between my toes. In a strange sort of way I'm falling in love with the tomato plants in the backyard. They're so beautiful. The fruit growing on them seems almost a miracle to me. Additionally the little strawberry garden causes me to smile every single time I look upon it.

I love that yesterday while the backdoor was open an aroma was wafting inside that smelled exactly of my Grandparent's home in Indiana that my parents would ship us kids off to for a week (or a few weeks) in the summer. Smells are probably the closest our race will ever come to time travel. I was back in Indiana as a child at my Grandparent's 32 acre wilderness while that aroma was making its way into my home. I couldn't for the life of me tell you what it smelled like, only that it smelled exactly like my Grandparent's place.

I love that I saw a bird sitting in the middle of my backyard yesterday with a bright red head and brown body, small like a sparrow, beautiful like a flower that I've never seen before in my lifetime. I think it was a house finch (I googled it). How fabulous to see a "new" bird after 34 years living very close to this very same spot on planet earth.

Beauty all around us? Yes indeed. Yes indeed!

Average daily spending for July: $19.60
$796 goal for chiropractor payment: $0


  1. Life's simple pleasures :) I'm in love with my tomato plants too :)

  2. I know what you mean about the tomato plants, and smells. Guess who regularly smells the tomato plants on the balcony :)) (she has fur) it melts my heart.

  3. What a wonderful post! I also love the simplicity of nature. It is so cool that you saw a new bird (or at least, new to you!)