A Beautiful Morning
Every day is so wonderful, and each time I think about it, I am just in awe of how each day is flowing so perfectly with blessings abounding.
I’d like to share with you what I saw as I waited for my morning tea to brew:
Isn’t he magnificent?
Wildlife is abundant here. On any given day, at my home, I may have opportunity to view deer, elk, bear, mountain lion, bobcat, fox, coyote, skunks, rabbits, porcupine, squirrels, and chipmunks…birds are abundant from eagles and hawks to mountain bluebirds, hummingbirds, flickers, magpies, ravens, jays, swallows, mountain chickadees, owls, and many more. Insects are interesting, too, with a multitude of colorful beautiful butterflies and moths, dragonflies of all sizes (including some huge ones which resemble hummingbirds), plenty of grasshoppers, etc. And there’s rattlesnakes.
Right now, I’m delightfully keeping watch on a little bird who has built her nest on a part of my home, shielded well from rain and sun, she’s chosen an excellent location. I watched her as she built it, and now, as she rests upon it.
So, this morning, I’m humming and singing to myself the lyrics and music of Hammerstein & Rodger’s “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” (from Oklahoma), as it is so apropos with it’s “All the cattle are standing like statues” (they are!) and “All the sounds of the earth are like music.” Even now, as I type this, I hear a cricket and many birds singing. I’ll later go for a walk to the creek (the water music), may see the horses and cattle, and experience the coolness of gentle breezes under the shade of the aspen and blue spruce. Paradise.
And I must say the song refrain suits me perfectly: “Oh, what a beautiful mornin’,Oh, what a beautiful day. I got a beautiful feelin’ Ev’rything’s goin’ my way.”