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Chutz
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   Posted 8/8/2009 11:46 PM (GMT -7)   
A warm and happy Sunday to you all. I am posting this late the night before, as I always do, and an idea hit me. Some time Sunday morning go outside..... you don't have to go more that just outside your door, but you can go around your house, apartment, or wherever you'd like... and take a good look around. What do you see that you find wondrous or marvelous that you would love to tell us about?

Since it's night time and mighty dark outside I thought I'd wait til I got up in the morning, but ya know...I'm going outside right now before I go to bed. Besides, many of you may get UP in the morning when it's still dark and might have similar experiences. Be right back.... <talk among yourselves if you like>wink (nice music playing in the background) smilewinkgrin

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr....It's wow-dark out there and I LOVE it! When I sat down at the computer I was exhausted, hurried and harried! Bad combination. But I stepped outside, turned off any lights that hindered my view and just stood there in the dark. I closed my eyes for a few seconds so my eyes would adjust and when I opened them I was able to see the dim light that was there...and the dimness got more and more easier to see. I could see a couple of small blooms of white nicotiana flowers. They bloom at night and are extremely fragrant then also but in the dark they were almost glowing. Then I looked up expecting to see stars since today was a nice day but I was pleased to see that a marine layer had moved in and occluded the stars. That means that it won't get miserably hot today like it had been last week.

But the most awesome sight was when I looked straight up, the sky did have some lightness to it. Looking around the perimeter of the sky all I can see are the silhouettes are enormous, pointy-topped trees that tower above the skyline. They leave a jagged black edge to an incredible, blue-black sky. The trees at night give me a safe feeling as if they are guarding our home from all of the business and worries of life. When I came back in to tell you about it I was surprised how much better I feel and I was excited to share.

So, when you stepped outside what marvelous things do you want to share with everyone about what you saw?
Chutzie...who's ready for a peaceful night...
Play fair. Don't hit people. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
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Post Edited (Chutz) : 8/9/2009 9:19:42 AM (GMT-6)


Smoochie
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   Posted 8/9/2009 6:04 AM (GMT -7)   
This morning sucked I was in so much pain that I didn't care about much but I stepped out anyway and it was kinda nice ,took my mind off things for a couple of minutes. I saw two deer outside playing in the grass at first I thought they were fighting but nope they were it was awesome, then the squirrels were chasing each other through the trees with their nuts hanging out of their mouths (that sounded do wrong!). My dogs stepped outside with me as it was only about four and they are quiet they also enjoyed the deer, but I think they were ready to chase them so back iside they went. The light outside shined on the grass just enough to pick up the dew on the grass and made it look beautiful, it was already warm as it is supposed to be close to a hundred today but still nice. Sometimes with all the pain and stuff in our lives we forget about the simple things that bring us pleasure but don't cost us a dime. So this moring I say thank you for reminding me of one of the reasons I love to be alive. Thanks Chutzie, I hope you have a great day!
 


Chutz
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   Posted 8/9/2009 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Smoochie!!

That picture sounds wonderful. Makes me with I could paint it on canvas and capture the moment. Thanks for sharing it with me...and other too...lol

Chutz
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Splashdancer
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   Posted 8/9/2009 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Chutz and Smoochie - thank you. Visualizing what you described brought my stress level down a few notches - seriously! I used to live in the country (Kentucky) and I remember how beautiful it was to see nature in action. Boy, do I miss that. My neighborhood here is very quiet at night (usually) and I will often step outside in the early morning hours just to look up at the sky. But after I read your posts, I closed my eyes and could see what you were seeing - and it's much more peaceful and relaxing than the street full of cars outside my front door! So, thank you guys - you helped me start my day in a more serene state of mind.
 
Have a peaceful day.

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 8/9/2009 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
What do you see that you find wondrous or marvelous that you would love to tell us about?
Dear Chutz,
 
     Every year my husband tries to destroy a cactus plant.... And every year it grows back twice as big with these huge purple blooms on the end. this year it is easily 3 ft by 6ft.  Funny, in another year or so I wont have little toddlers anymore and wont need it hacked down. Wpmder how far up the side of the house it will grown then..?
 
*huggs*
   dani
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,  
And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood


skeye
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   Posted 8/9/2009 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Today was a really cool, wet, hazy day here. Everything was very grey. But, I got to pick my first tomatoes today! Their bright red really stuck out amidst the dull green & grey colors of the day. I love fresh tomatoes! Unfortunately, we lost half our plants this year & the few we have left are pretty underdeveloped. It was just too cold & wet for the tomatoes. They are sun lovers. One of our local farmers lost 500 tomato plants this year!

Chutz, your post really made me want to go star gazing! I love star gazing. I haven't been able to do that at all this year either! I don't think we've had a single warm, clear night all summer! I really can't identify any constellations, other than Orion & the Big and Little Dippers, but I just love looking at the stars. They fascinate me. I wish I had a telescope! Sometimes I bring my father outside with me. He's like a walking encyclopedia! smilewinkgrin He can identify everything in the sky (must be from all those years of boy scouts, or maybe the fact that he's just as big a nerd as me). It's fun to just lay on the ground & stare up at the sky.

Skeye
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