Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Simple Gifts

I seem to be in the midst of a charmed morning full of simple gifts - directly related, I don't doubt, to being receptive.
Windows open I awake to the perfume of blooming jasmine filling my room.
5:30 a .m. tea in hand sitting on front patio , a brilliant male Cardinal sings to me from an Acacia tree. I find sufficient ripe strawberries for a mini feast.

Still on the patio a movement catches my eye and I focus in on a tiny hummingbird nest. Spotting scope out I finally settle my eye and can see a fledgling in the nest.
Also note that a Nancy Reagan rose is in full bloom.

Dog walk while the air is cool and we meet up with children at the school bus stop - Hamish gets a bounty of "he's so cute", head rubs, smiles and one unfortunate child's breakfast!

Call out to a previously unacknowledged neighbor that he's doing a great job clearing dead cactus. He thanks me, notes I have mistletoe in a Palo Verde tree and offers to clear it for me.
Dog's curiosity leads me to check a pot and I find a clutch of quail eggs.

The fig tree shows off the first fig of the season.

Red Yucca blazes against a background of Desert Museum Palo Verde and blue sky


  1. This is such a well-written reminder of what a real gift is.
    Many thanks!

  2. Thank you Karen for yet another gift - this is a wonderful day!


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