It’s spring and Mr. and Mrs. Goose have returned to the pond to start a new family. Their chosen roost is the top of Mr. Muskrat’s den. Said rodent has also surfaced and is busy controlling invasive pond fauna (yay!). Still Mr. Goose, on his own patrol against home invaders, has already been poked in the ribs for getting too close to Mrs. Goose and the unhatched kiddlings.
In this image, Mr. Muskrat is just passing through.
It’s been a year since we became frozen in this other-worldy time, each of us facing our own unique set of challenges within a void of uncertainty. Nevertheless hope, if we keep our hearts open, is always on the horizon and it’s the Sun, that constant life-giving source, that lifts me into that feeling of hope each and every day.
Wherever you are, and whatever your experience through this time, I wish you a heart filled with hope and serenity. I firmly believe that the more at peace we can be with ourselves the greater peace we can bring to the world. It’s not always easy, but it’s certainly worth the effort.
This is what came immediately to mind when considering a window view. No, it’s not the view from any window at my home. It’s the incredible scene from our room at the villa in Tuscany we rented with a group of friends in spring 2014. We spent many happy hours in that pool, oohing and ahhhing over the gorgeous countryside around us, and then traveling those hills to Siena, Volterra and other ancient towns that left us in equal awe. A vacation of lifetime, to be sure.