...when you're discovering it for the first time.
We had two really lovely days--well, ONE really lovely day, and one day it didn't rain and the sun was out a little bit so I'm calling it lovely--and I made sure to get Miss Adelynn out in the sunshine.
True, she's not wearing green. But she's wearing an outfit from Aunt Jane, and Aunt Jane's favorite color is green. So, see? It's almost like she is wearing green.
My photos are like onions. So many layers.
My metaphors are also like onions. They make you want to cry.
Good thing Addie likes grass because we have lots and lots and lots of it. Someday she'll even be lucky enough to mow that grass. It's actually a pretty fun job. Riding lawn mower + iPod + sunny day = a perfectly lovely way to spend a summer day.
Spending time sitting in the grass, amidst all the expanse of green, reminded me that spring comes. Maybe you think, Duh! Of course spring comes. But honestly, sometimes in the middle of January I'm afraid that this will be the year that winter lasts forever. This will be the year I've stepped through the wardrobe into a perpetual snowbound Narnia. But then? Every year? Spring comes. Faithfully. Even occasionally the sun peeks out and burns my nose.
So, as the cliche goes, I'm learning to grow where I'm planted. Learning to adjust my weather expectations just a little bit lower, and, well, grow with it. Once school gets over (in three weeks! gotta love that collegiate academic calendar! holla!), I have plans to help my dad with the garden, as well as get back in the practice of writing more often. Even though I haven't been writing much these days, I have to say that life has been good. Most of the time when I'm not writing it's because I'm stressed out or depressed. But that is not the case.
Life is good.
Life is green.
Life is zipping down the line and doing a little dance at the end.
Even if the picture quality isn't great, sometimes it's the ride the counts.