Another joyful Spring walk!

Perhaps, I headed out with intentions of looking for  “the noteworthy, the majestic, the grand.”

Something with substance, meat and body.  Something, that might command attention. Well, its how it started out.

That….. did not last long.

 

 

 

Small Things Bring Joy

My eyes soon found joy and gratitude in a myriad of small things as I walked along.

 

 

The early spring grass stem bursting forth, trying to beat the summer heat.

photograph spring grasses, debiriley.com
Spring Grass, hurries to blossom, debiriley.com

 

 

 

The soft velvet bud of a nearly open fruit blossom.

Its lovely greys and tans feathered out so fine, so delicately  – delight my eye.

photograph spring early fruit tree budding, debiriley.com
Spring Early Bud, debiriley.com

 

 

Contentedness

Perhaps its not those Grand and Noteworthy things…. that bring joy and contentedness. Nor that ever elusive ‘happiness’ who always waits. Just around the next corner.  A will-o-wisp.

 

But, Those other things.

The smaller, finer, more delicate… they seem to reach in, don’t they?

 

 

Nature Walks

My walks. They’re never intended for exercise,  you’ve no doubt discovered about me. But they’re  my version of creative, artistic meditation. I find things.

 

I can be, content taking a walk.

And be content sitting and watching the bees dance.

The grass blow.

 

Its so amazingly creative.

 

bee on blue lupine, macro photo, debiriley.com
Bee Dance, debiriley.com

 

Spring  Lupines 

 

I discovered a field dotted with gorgeous cobalt blue lupines.  Each blue petal is so tiny. The tips edged with hairs so fine and silken soft, it was amazing.

 

The spring lupines are now in full bloom.  Acting as bee-magnets.

I sat down in the grass and watched their industrious and ordered dance.   The sun in Perth was peeking out taking the edge of the cool of the day.

 

It was such a small thing.

But I do believe its one I’m going to remember for quite some time.

I made the moment – mine.

 

busy bee on lavender blue lupine, photo, debiriley.com
Beautifully Small, Busy Bee

 

The Moment of Contentedness

 

I enjoyed the moment.

 

Surrounded by things soft and delicate and small.  Not grand, not magnificent.

Just the small things and I.

 

 

And realized in that moment, yes,  I was perfectly content.

 

 

lupine photograph in macro, debiriley.com
Soft, small whispers of contentedness

 

 

 

My Inspirations Today

 

Tony Smibert,  clean fresh minimalist art works

Toko Shinoda, again…. brilliant well thought out brush strokes

Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Walt Disney… the world is a beautiful place

John Lennon,  Imagine

 

 

 

 

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