Sunday, February 12, 2012

Quiet.... on the home front...

The house is so still at this moment that you could hear a spider crawl down a cobweb from the ceiling. Jake is at a friends' home, Phil is buried in paperwork both real and imagined and I am sitting here deciding what I next want to do with this day. Even the outside day is quiet, I can hear a small plane that is circling overhead down by the airport and not even the neighborhood trees are moving. If it were warm, I would say this is " earthquake " weather but it doesn't feel that way today.

I want to post a few pictures of Tucson. Amazingly, during my entire two weeks there, I did not take my camera out. I was so busy greeting customers, friends and other vendors and chatting when we could all squeeze in moments, that I did not take pictures. I lived in the moment rather than capturing the moment to savor in a picture later.

Glorious sunsets.

Blooming cactus.

The blooms - flowers or fruit?
When we had spare moments, Phil and I would often just sit together and marvel at the landscape that is so different and striking from the pacific northwest. We stared at the craggy mountains against the blue sky endlessly. I greeted each day with an exclamation of the beauty that was around me. As I threw open the curtains in our hotel in the Oro Valley, the peach, purple, pink of the mountains and foothills called to me and I answered by basking in their glory. I may not shout it from a mountain top, but I am glorified in His glory and thrilled to be alive and with those that I love, doing what I love! Happy Sunday to you. What are you doing that you love?