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.