I am, by my very nature, someone who seeks ‘connection’ in the world around me. I revel in time spent swinging in the hammock swing under the ancient live oak in my backyard. Staring at the leaves, noting how much the spanish moss has grown since I first ‘introduced’ it to the oak tree five years ago, listening to the vast array of bird songs.
I thrive on walks on the beach, the feel of warm sand under my bare feet, the scent of the ocean, unexpected treasures to be gathered, or moments of wonderment in the sea and coastal critters we share these beaches and tidal marshes with.
Endangered Wood storks have returned to the coast after a long absence.
And the easily missed, once common and now making a slow comeback, Sea-beach amaranth can be found if you know what you are looking for…and are open to the tiny humble details to be found in nature.
Today I didn’t go anywhere unusual. I puttered about the house and yard. As I was clearing small downed branches from the week’s storms I spotted this lovely hiding near the bushes. An Island glass lizard, I see them every once in awhile about the yard and love seeing the tiny babies when they hatch in the summer.
Always something beautiful to see here. The white azaleas are in bloom in the yard, saved by their later bloom time from the late season frost which decimated most of our early bloomers. The camellias are still heavy in flowers and the wisteria has joined in. By the time the magnolia blooms, it will be swathed in soft purple wisteria blossoms.
Everyday miracles. Every day…wonder.