As I make my way across the lawn, I discover new things every time that I had never seen before in our yard. Most of the time, it's flowers that catch my eye:
Well, bugs just aren't as pretty are they?
How often do I do that? How often do I focus only on another poopy diaper and forget the beautiful baby wearing the stenchy diaper? How often do I focus only on another bill to pay and overlook the luxuries that I can afford (and by luxuries, please know that I mean air conditioning.) How often do I focus only on waiting through another traffic jam and forget that if I'm driving it means I have a car, and am out of the house, going somewhere, and how quickly I've forgotten that just a few short weeks ago I could not do that.
So, in my backyard and in my life I am going to try and focus more on the flowers. Because it is a beautiful world, even if it has a few (hordes) of bugs in it.
Please, enjoy a few more pictures of my backyard. They really deserve a more talented photographer than I.
I wish our camera had been working during the tulip outburst of 2010. It was incredible.
*In case you didn't recognize it, that's Hamlet's soliloquy, and I memorized all 52 lines of it for extra credit that I didn't need for my high school English class. Repeat after me: Yes, I was a nerd. Ha ha. Gotcha.