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Random Acts of Beauty

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I live within the limits of a small town that is still mostly rural, about 12 miles from where I grew up and where I work.  It’s really the best of both worlds.  I’m close enough to restaurants, entertainment, etc., but my neighborhood is quiet, spacious and dark at night.  There are plenty of wooded areas where I can cut greenery for my Christmas wreaths.  One of my favorite things in the area are the active farms.  I like watching the seasons change based on what is happening to the land.

Driving to work one morning, a pop of color caught my eye and as I looked more closely I saw small circles of white, fuchsia and deep purple peeking through the leaves of the corn plants.  Wild morning glories!  And right now they are  blooming gloriously every morning.  The more I searched, the more I saw.   In some places, the vines are clumped together and it’s easy to see a large splash of  color.  In other spots, the face of the bloom peeks out at you, an unexpected gift.

Morning glories are like happy faces, welcoming the new day.  If you don’t look for them early, you won’t see them in the afternoon.  If you don’t have any, you can sow some seeds.  Toss them with abandon and next year, you’ll enjoy random acts of beauty.

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A Perfect Day

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Today was a fabulous sunny side day!  Think “It’s a Beautiful Morning” by the Rascals.  Classic Carolina blue sky with the occasional wisp of a cloud…gentle breeze and best of all, LOW humidity.  Just a roll down your window, wind in your face kind of day.  Folks at the office were more pleasant and smiles came more easily.  Even the dogs in the neighborhood had an extra spring in their steps.  I know it’s been miserably hot in lots of places around the country, so I can only hope that you had a day like this too.  We so needed this reprieve.  Tonight it’s dinner on the porch, soaking in the cool evening, looking for fireflies, and breathing deeply because by Friday morning, it’s going to be gone.