For today, this is enough

22 Jun

Lots of changes. Lots of thoughts. All happening within the context of the beauty. The beauty of nature. The beauty of friendship. The exquisite beauty of life. Today is a Carolina Blue day. A gentle day with mild temperature and incredible sky. Clear, clear air. Buttery crisp sunshine. I can’t get enough of it. Every where I gaze, I’m struck with the beauty surrounding me–the richness of it all.

If I could show you pictures be fore. There was almost NO vegetation. At all. Except some briars and gangly old privets on the side of the driveway. The bank in back of the house was bare. The back yard was bare.

There have been some huge changes in my life. Or rather I should say some decisions have been made that are huge. The changes have been happening right along, but knowing what to do with the changes? Well, that has only become clear within the last few days. I have a cloth in the works–several, but right now I am so struck with the life outside. The cloths will wait. Until they’re ready. Until I’m ready. So here:

this is what Carolina Blue looks like–except it’s much deeper. Imagine that…

blue sky

bank (1)

first day lily

garden chair



The captions didn’t work as planned. I’ve been inside now for too long. But this is where I am and this is what it looks like, today, and for that–for today, this is enough.

12 Responses to “For today, this is enough”

  1. Laurie June 22, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    Gorgeous! đŸ™‚


    • Patricia June 22, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

      and so happy that you get to enjoy this same weather! love you


  2. karmadondruplhamo, (grace) June 22, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    yes. Beauty. and yes. Enough.


    • Patricia June 22, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

      to think that it can really be that simple!


  3. nancydas June 22, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

    The blue of the sky… I used to wonder at what point our vision couldn’t follow in that blue. At what point were we seeing eternity. Up is the only direction that poses no visual limit when it is clear like this. Here we have been having the most beautiful clouds. I can’t begin to describe how they make me feel. Just so filled with joy.
    Patricia I would like to email you but I don’t see your email address listed anywhere. Mine is nddas at


  4. Mo Crow June 22, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    what a beautiful doorway into summer on this cold wet night here in the Land Down Under


    • Patricia June 22, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

      and quoting our favorite–” ‘come in,’ she said, ‘i’ll give you —
      shelter from the storm.’ ” or at least from the cold.


  5. julie June 22, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

    and the chair plumped down square in the middle of the garden, i love that


    • Patricia June 22, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

      me too. and it was a great chair discovered at goodwill for $2 and it reclines. i get to keep company now with slugs!


  6. Marti June 22, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    What a treat to come from a gorgeous road trip at a higher elevation where the immense sky is bracketed by ruffly cliffs that look like castles, where the sagebrush gives way to tall alpine looking landscapes to this incredible blue Carolina sky and a lovely oasis of a garden…nature, whether by Gaia’s hand or by our own hand re our gardens, gives us so many gifts, who could ask for more…


  7. Nancy June 22, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

    Love the last pic…the color, the simple shape of the clothespin…but mostly all of the deeper meaning of a simple life with cloth. Just beautiful.


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