It’s the slow, simple pleasures that endear summer to my heart.
Taking time to watch a Monarch butterfly, just recently emerged from its chrysalis, dry its wings in my garden.
Caring for a new kitten, full of life and loving purrs, named Kitty-Kitty by a little girl who had her daddy wrapped around her finger from the first PUUU-L-E-A-S-E.
Building towers by the lasting, evening light streaming through the sliding glass door.
Its silly faces and giggles in the flower garden.
And its watching God’s nature work it’s miracles in my garden.
As the beginning of our school year zooms closer and closer. I am soaking up all the beauty, in sights and sounds, around me. Out of doors, nature is poignant. Emotionally moving me to grasp and store up the wonders surrounding me.
White clouds scudding across brilliant blue skies, Cicadas humming their end of summer melody, warm, vibrant vegetables from my garden, intricate designs on flowers strewn throughout field and garden, laughter and flushed cheeks on my children’s faces, these all reside within me, lightening my heart as I enjoy the simple pleasures of summer.
This post is part of Summer’s Simple Things over at Kim’s ~ The Inadvertent Farmer.