Whenever possible, I love to inspire people to look at things a little closer. The joys of my life come from observations that many folks either miss, or dismiss. I challenge you to find joy in the little things right where you live. Watch the trees. Sit outside and listen. I actually jumped off my elliptical today to snap the photo of the sunlight striking the spider web. I was sweating, and watching out the window when suddenly this spider web just lit up. It looked like a half a heart. I knew the light would change within seconds, so I pressed the pause button and ran for the camera.

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And this gorgeous boy showed up. As soon as he swooped in all the little birds went quiet. It was eerily still. He was quite regal for one so young.

He arrives and the small bird symphony goes suddenly still

He arrives and the small bird symphony goes suddenly still. We think he’s a juvenile red shouldered hawk. Beautiful.

And this baby Texas Spiny Lizard was so cute. He’s proof that the large females I see laying their eggs in our pea gravel out front are reproducing! They’re large and lovely, spiny and pokey lizards! Some folks keep them as pets. One of our neighborhood girls had one that rode around on her shoulder.

And the crazy pitch black squirrel. He’s slower than the brown ones and I’m thinking that maybe he’s a lost rock squirrel who fell in love with a super cute tree squirrel. We’ve seen some half black, half brown fellas running around the neighborhood.

Our coal black squirrel! I love to see him when he comes along the squirrel tree highway

Our coal black squirrel! I love to see him when he comes along the squirrel tree highway. Photo cred to the hubs who knew I was stalking this guy! PS, the foreground plant is a Beauty Berry. Definitely my favorite native plant.


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I love Beautyberry plants

 

Adventures and cool things are happening right under your nose. Press the pause button!  It will make you happy to take the time to discover the things in your own space. Really look at them, hear them and watch them. Your spirit will lift. Promise!