I stepped outside tonight as the light was fading. My bush of chrysanthemums was dancing wildly in the cool night wind.
I looked back up at my window. This time last week I was on the inside looking out as it was raining. And I thought how apt it was that I was outside looking in as this is the way my life seems to be these days. Very introspective. Looking within, trying to find my way.
I’m trying to be more mindful, finding beauty in the ordinary things and at the same time looking within to try and find my passions. My goals and purpose. What I’m striving for.
This elk is now growing on the trunk of a once thriving gum tree in my backyard. Reminds me that growth often takes time and effort and a lot of nurturing. It doesn’t happen overnight.
Around me I’m surrounded by both stark beauty and a reminder that nothing lasts forever. Like this once tall gum tree, gnarled and killed by a parasite but still haven for native birds that flock there each morning and night. It still has a purpose.
Here’s the same tree two nights ago. It seems to change with the light behind it and the cloud cover. Much like my moods, which flit between hope and optimism and moments of uncertainty about what lies ahead.
But what I do know is that with a mindful attitude I’ll continue to keep moving forward in May.
Wishing you all a mindful and less than mundane Monday, as we go about finding the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of life.
This is in response to Mundane Monday Challenge #59 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.