Just in case you need the healing balm of earth's beauty in your day, I will share my afternoon trek.
In daily life, I am sometimes too stressed or overwhelmed with the busyness of life to be observant. How reassuring to come home to nature and relearn the art of noticing.
As Immanuel Kant reminds us, "Look closely, The small may be beautiful."
Along with an abundance of toadstools, a blessing left behind by recent heavy rains, there are ten thousand other things to marvel over... probably more. There are oddly beautiful burls of wood and emerging autumn blossoms.
One last look over my shoulder at the haven in which I feel most like myself...where I can most easily forgive my own human imperfections... where I can just be, simply breathe, and see with joyful clarity.
Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you a haven and moments of joyful clarity.