I have been taking basically the same walk everyday since I started this blog with the exception of one day when I came back by adding the next street over on my return route. I have also been visiting some of the same plants, trees and rocks and taking pictures. Yesterday I found a surprise on one of my stops.
Somebody had put a nicely arranged snail shell and sumac seeds on a very pretty rock. It sparked my curiosity and I asked myself, “Did someone leave me a gift or an opportunity to photograph a lovely arrangement?”
Why ever this arrangement was created and for who doesn’t really matter. I totally enjoyed the beauty. If it just happened to be for me, I’m truly grateful. If it was created for someone else or just for fun, I feel gratitude and appreciation as I really enjoy it.
I saw some other gifts yesterday, too, and being myself I do believe that they are for me.
I found this piece of lichen that just might be the one I was looking for the other day and it wasn’t too far away from the sumac/snail arrangement.
This oak leaf wasn’t too far from the lichen.
When I got home from my walk I saw this snowflake and totally knew it was for me because I prayed for it 🙂
I had to go away after this little present. When I returned I was brought home by a friend and the roads were dangerous from ice and snow. We almost had a serious accident when a truck spun out of control on the icy road. She managed to avoid it and we made it home safely, another fine gift. When we walked in my husband showed me this present he had made out of some video I had taken. It is called “Spirit Sounds”.
We would like to wish you Happy Chinese New Year of the Snake!
Our hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!