Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Just a few things I've noticed since school let out for the summer:

  • blue skies
  • clouds
  • wind
  • trees-green trees, pink trees, white trees, just so many trees everywhere
  • the sound of the wind in the trees
  • gray hairs
  • my husband
  • books
  • my weight - uh oh
  • my house - yikes, what a mess!

I can't describe the astonishment and joy I feel while noticing the world around me. Have the skies always been so blue and the trees so green? I don't remember. School has been my world and everything else has been crowded out. It is such a luxury to actually see things. I want to soak in every minute I can and enjoy every experience I can before school starts in the fall. And once I'm back in the daily grind of homework and papers and tests, I want to remember how to see, even when I don't have much time to look.

4 comments:

E. Sheppard said...

I like this! You have been so focused on your schoolwork and now you get to notice the beauty around you. I am glad you are getting some rest! You have worked really hard and deserve it.

Caz said...

Have a great summer! I've only got another week to go until mid-year break and I can't wait to join you in admiring my surroundings!!!

Sarah said...

This is so true! I took a rest day on Friday and it has stretched to today - mainly because the weather is gorgeous, the kids are off school and I just want to be outside and free!

Brandywine said...

Yesterday was so hot, but today was 80 and sunny, beautiful blue skies. Glad I didn't have to think about school today. Freedom is good, at least for a while.