Look for the Beauty

Sometimes on a day I am feeling down, I make myself stop and look around me. I live in such a beautiful area surrounded by nature. When I see all of this natural beauty I have to pinch myself and ask, do I really live here?  Yes, I live on Lema Street surrounded by tall cedar pines, the constant opera of birdsongs, the quiet glimpses of the deer coming and going. 

 "And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul."  Unknown

"And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul."  Unknown

Thinking of dear friend this morning that I miss I happened to look over and saw this flower. A smile immediately came to me. Yes, it is the little things in nature that need to be appreciated. This sweetpea flower grows wild on my hillside competiting with ivy. But there it was, it just stood out with sunrays shining on it. I captured the image with my iphone and now just smile everytime I look at it.