We had another arctic blast in Melbourne today. It was wet and windy with wild gusts that seemed to shake the very core of the earth. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating! Thankfully I managed to get a load of washing under cover early and the gale force winds mostly dried them. But when the rain came I had to make a mad frantic dash to get them in.
I think even the birds scurried for cover. The fierce wind brought down a large branch from a neighbor’s gum tree. Inside I battened down the hatches and used the time to catch up on chores. I booked a couple of appointments for later this week, paid bills on my computer, sorted through paperwork and enjoyed a cup of green tea. All part of my aim to be more mindful and kind to myself at the same time.
But when the rain eased I started thinking of everything outside. So on went the Boggs, up went the brolly and out I went to survey the damage and check on the chickens.
The girls were fine.
Not so the tree. The branch crashed into our yard and it’s a mess. But at least the fence is intact. And when the weather’s better we’ll clear it.
In the meantime the rain has rejuvenated our yard. Our grass is lush again, it’s nourished the garden, cleansed the earth and given my zucchinis a boost. And the tulip bulbs, jonquils and daffodils are poking their heads out of the earth. Life is thriving.
In response to The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Earth
This is also part of the Mundane Monday Challenge #58 a challenge created to find beauty in almost everything. The challenge is simple : find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs.
As I try to make the most of each moment – in my own personal mindful in May challenge – this day seems to be yet another lesson in appreciating all I have, regardless of the storms that are raging outside.
Where ever you are I hope you have a mindful and peaceful Monday.