I’m having a most fabulous day. When I woke up it was as though something had shifted overnight. We went from oppressive heat and humidity into a glorious cooler day with the breeze blowing and the trees waving their leaves cheerfully. I keep a large bottle of bubble solution on my front porch and every morning while I’m having my first cup of coffee I send streams of bubbles out into the world. Today riding the wind they went wide and far and it was most delightful to see them sailing across the street and over the roofs of the neighbors houses. And then when it was time to go in I noticed my lovely new rose tree had blossomed overnight. It’s funny, having my eyes to the sky to watch the bubbles I had somehow missed seeing it! And yet when I did notice it was the most wonderful surprise.
Of course I had to clip a few so I could bring some rosy loveliness inside as well.
Here’s a peek at another wonderful bit of rose magic. A gorgeous rose book.
That isn’t really a book at all.
It was a gift from my cousin, who knowing I love roses and fortunes as well, slipped this one inside for me to find:
Isn’t that perfect?
And speaking of books, today, after patiently waiting for SO long, I was finally gifted with clarity about a book I want to write. I sat down in my studio this morning planning to draw a wild and messy mind map and what happened was I drew an outline of a tree. And then all these topics came forward which I jotted down. When I was done I outlined each one, making each a leaf on my tree. I’m inordinately happy. And I may just go back at some point and draw in a few roses on my tree as well.
I’ve mentioned before that I wear an armful of bangles, each one inscribed with a bit of poetry. One of them has this piece from Rumi on it:
The rose opens
And when it falls
That’s where I feel I am today. The wind has blown me into a wonderful new world.
And you? What’s blossoming in your world? Do tell – you know I love to hear.
I love seeing what’s been blossoming in your world. I’ve been out of touch with the loveliness that is you, and it’s great to greet you again and see your beautiful roses. (I’d love to see you blowing bubbles, too.)
Things aren’t just blossoming here, but ripening. Our blueberries are a nice, sweet blue. For weeks now, birds have swooped down from the hemlock and plucked the ripe berries before we could even have a taste. Now, those birds have moved on to the next stop on their migration tour. I got to taste my first homegrown blueberries of the year just yesterday.
The blackberries are ripening as well. The dogs love to graze the low-growing brambles, picking berries with their teeth. Love!
I’m so glad to have you visit Harmony! And your berry crop sounds delicious. It was kind of the birds to leave you some blueberries. And the thought of your dogs harvesting a snack or two makes me laugh in delight. I imagine there is telltale evidence of their exploits.
What a lovely practice, Deborah, to blow bubbles each morning. I’ll have to add the supplies to my dollar store list. Right now the blooming on my balcony is all about petunias – they have all but taken over the marigolds and calibrachoa in my boxes. I’ll have to remember that for next year. For now I’m just taking things as they come – gardening is never an exact science, which is part of the fun of it.
I agree – it’s a great joy to witness the magic of gardens. I always think my biggest contribution is my eyes being there to admire. 🙂 Your boxes sound lovely btw!
What a beautiful description of creativity at it’s finest. I love how your ideas flowed into a drawing of a tree, love it!
The creative flow is such a marvelous stream to stand in isn’t it Sue?!
What a lovely way to begin the morning – with bubbles! I just may do this myself. Isn’t it wonderful when the book reveals itself? I had a similar experience recently. After journaling and journaling and journaling, there it was. So simple.
Your blog is one of my favorite places to visit. 🙂
Oh yay for the magic of the reveal Linda! Very exciting. And may I suggest, best celebrated with bubbles. 😉
A tree does seem like a good way to organize thoughts about a book.
It does doesn’t it?
The bubble lady! Love that. Wish you lived across the street from me. And yes to the change in the weather and resulting cooler temperatures. We had stifling hot weather and then just two days ago POOF! The rains came. Like a total reboot for me. Love sleeping with the window wide open so I can hear the rain. My backyard is thankful too. The grass was scorched and in dire need of a drink. Just a few days earlier I’d dug up dozen of dandelion weeds and planted grass seed in a large patch. So looking forward to watching for emerging of the first green shoots.
LOL – I’ve never considered I might be a bubble lady, but I totally embrace the title. Love the idea of rebooting. Glad you and your parched lawn have gotten a break.
This reminds me of a yoga posture. I don’t know the name of it, but you stand up tall and spread your arms out above you and look up. It is a great posture for letting go. I love the energy you have right now! You’ve spread a bit of it to me! Thank you!
Oh how wonderful Amy!