Saturday, June 21, 2008

A Scent in the Air After it Rains

The rain last night was very welcome. It was not a long, hard rain, but a gentle one that sprinkled all the plants lightly. After it is over, there is a scent in the air that smells like summer plants about to bloom. It is a mysterious aroma that connot yet be identified as a flower. Just an earthy smell in the air that suggests the greenery stretching skyward through the dirt and rock to offer its flowers to us.

Simultaneously, we had lightning and a full moon. Quite magical to watch those two forms of illumination amplify the sky and shake up the night. Loved watching it.

Have you ever taken the time to just appreciate a scene like that just to drink in its simple, powerful, delicious beauty? Do you make it a regular habit? Would you like to?

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