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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

it's the little things......

sometimes,
in our hustle-bustle days,
we tend to NOT notice the little things
that we should...
while watering the plants on the porch yesterday,
on a glorious-ly sparkling Labor Day~
I almost didn't see him....
can you spot him?

there...on the leaf...
thee tiniest little tree frog
I have ever had the pleasure of meeting...

only as big as my thumb-nail,
sleeping quietly on his leafy perch
swaying gently in the soft breeze
...on the last 'official' day of summer...
I watched him for a while,
snoozing with his little 'hands' folded under his chin.
how very peaceful and content he was on his green bed...
every once in a while he would open up his chartruese and gold-flecked eyes,
and look at me as to say
"are you still here?"
and I was...
by observing him, I felt my own blood pressure go down...
my brain stopped trying to process all of my mind-chatter and
I truly got lost in the moment and him....
it's so nice to appreciate the little things in life,
they really do wonders for us...
... here is a teeny little baby turtle that Peter found and brought to Hannah & I...
we stroked his sleek back and talked to him as if he undersrtood us...
{maybe he did,,,}
telling him how lucky he was to be alive,
and even though he was small now,
he would grow to be a beautiful, big turtle with a
true masterpiece
of nature on his back...
every now and then,
make the time to take some time
and
appreciate the little things around us...
you deserve it!!

Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

10 comments:

Sea Witch said...

what a sweet little turtle. Wishing you a wonderful week. Sea Witch

Ter'e said...

Lori:
What a blessing you are to all of us. Thank you for making us open our eyes........"further".......

You always make us smile and think about what's around us..........

Thank you!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Lori ~
How very sweet. Thanks for sharing.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Maria said...

Ah, yes. Thanks for that reminder. I needed that. It's so easy to forget the little things that make life so beautiful! : )

Sandi said...

oh, don't you just love those little tree frogs? they are so precious; we have so many of them here in Missouri, they like to hang out on our windows and on my front porch rocking chair arms...

the turtle is darling too...and yes, it helps us to remember to slow down and appreciate all of nature...

Gail said...

Tree frogs are so beautiful. I have seen many this year and in many different colors.

janeu729 said...

We have a chubby toad that lives in our garden. I always feel good when he visits! We talk to him, too!
Love your little creatures. We should always consider them blessings!

Sweet B Folk Art said...

That little turtle was the cutest thing ever! - so sweet.

Tina Eudora said...

Oh I used to see little guys like that when I lived in Texas! Here in upstate New York there are a few small ones but nothing that small that I have seen.
What a special moment for you!
Tina xo

Kathy (woolfind) said...

There is so much beauty around us, and you captured just a tiny bit to share with us... Thank you!

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