Where first there appeared to be only gray, gloom, and not much sign of life, I begin to notice how the red maple leaves glow against the gray of the weather.
My presence in the yard is too alarming for some of the larger birds. But the chickadees and nuthatches know that I mean no harm.
Today is a day of reflection for me, as I imagine it is for many people. I am determined to come out better on the other side of this. That is really all that I can control: my own attitude and my own actions. On this day that seemed so dreary, I chose to look for beauty, for color, and for life. And having looked for it, I am finding that it's all still right there, just outside my kitchen door.
Wishing you peace and blessings.