I’ve been in a bit of a slump lately. The weather and my new schedule have conspired to take away one of my most pleasurable activities- looking at the world through the lens of a camera. As I’ve mentioned several times, the blossoms are dried, the animals are hiding, and even the dragonflies are not cooperating. I still haven’t seen a butterfly! I’m sick of brown grass and dead leaves.
But early yesterday morning something wonderful happened. I was watering on the east side of the house when I noticed that the obedient plants are beginning to blossom. Then I looked closely and saw a few fresh blooms on the althea. I went inside and got the camera. I was further rewarded with morning glory blooms on the garden fence and a visit from the squirrel! Then I began to study the way the water glistened on everything.
I ended the morning thanking God for giving me back my perspective. The heat and drought are affecting people around me in much more important and dramatic ways. They are worried about cattle and crops and finances, not just pretty pictures. And the rain on the East Coast is changing lives forever.
I can take my own advice and not let our lack of rain take away my appreciation for the blessings I have.