I spent some time in my garden, listening to the birds and immersing myself in the colours and scents around me. That helped to calm me down a little.
A first rose showing it's face and fragrance for me, and the bees.
I had completely forgotten about this little plant's existence. During the winter it is a low green ground cover and then come Spring this flower pops through.
Some lavender for the bees
Then some flowers for inside the house
This is a poem that I enjoyed today by Holly Hughes
Mind Wanting More
Only a beige slat of sun
above the horizon, like a shade pulled
not quite down.Otherwise,
clouds. Sea rippled here and
there. Birds reluctant to fly.
The mind wants a shaft of sun to
stir the grey porridge of clouds,
an osprey to stitch the sea to sky
with it's barred wings, some dramatic
music: a symphony, perhaps
a Chinese gong.
But the mind always
wants more than it has -
one more bright day of sun,
one more clear night in bed
with the moon; one more hour
to get the words right; one
more chance for the heart in hiding
to emerge from its thicket
in dried grasses-as if this quiet day
with its tentative light weren't enough,
as if joy weren't all strewn around.
I found this poem in a book titled Dancing with Joy. A compilation of poems edited by Roger Housden. It is a library book but I think I shall buy a copy, there are so many poems that I know I will want to read over and over again.
Then because this is a crafty blog, here are a few flowers I added to a different garden today: