It took me two trips out today to find calm.
My first trip was to the prairie. I only made it one mile because my legs were not feeling strong. Before I reached the prairie was a fence that has always been there but I had no idea what lived there until today.
I have absolutely NO idea what these animals are. They look like a Paint horse but they made a sound exactly like a donkey. There were three and they each came to the fence to stare at me. Normally with animals I get such a sense of peace and calm. These guys just made me laugh. I just laughed. I have no idea why. I hear the noise they made in the middle of the night sometimes traveling across the prairie. They look like someone just tossed some black paint on their white fur.
I came home. I walked into the house. Ten minutes later knew that I needed more time. I wrote a poem to try and clear my head. It just didn’t do what it normally does. So I left again. And I found a beautiful blue sky with a dot of a moon. Not a cloud in it. And a beautiful pink flower. They looked like trumpets. Shining in the sun. That immediately cheered me up.
I then asked my neighbor if it was ok to take a few pictures of his flowers and I told him I had posted one I took of his yellow flower climbing the pole a few weeks ago. He graciously took me through to his back yard that had an adorable cobblestone path just wide enough for my wheelchair. This place was a flower/plant heavenly place. He and his wife have every variety and ever kind of plant and flower and shrub and bush that I have ever seen in my life. I went into the back yard and I felt a choir singing it was that glorious!
I took a few pictures. Nothing will do them justice because my hands had a tremor, which sometimes happens, so it was just impossible to get a clear shot. Tremors make pictures…difficult. Tiny yellow star like flowers with a white leaf next to it.
As I was about to leave his wife broke me off a flower to smell that was by far my favorite. I can only say it is purple and smelled like cotton candy. It really made my day. Both of them taking the time to let me see their yard was a true blessing.
I recorded some birds singing for my friend Carol Anne
Then my owl flew over with her brother. I tried to video them but the cicadas were so incredibly loud they were all I could hear. So I took some pictures of the pink and orange clouds that just showed up for the sunset and headed home.