Sitting still

Today I have been sitting still, here, as I always am in my small house looking out the window at my spruce forest...  Just to be clear I do live in the city but it has been said that I have a little piece of Kananaskis in my own yard... and I do   there are 13 spruce trees in my front yard... and I still have room for some flowers.... more about that another time... grin...

I was, some would say blog hopping, as I drank my tea but I prefer a term My brother in-law uses, " noodling around"  cause it is kind of aimless and I began to feel just a little envious of all those wonderful words and pictures others always manage to post. So I did what I usually do. Stopped looking and picked up my own paper journal and this thought came to me almost right away. 

" I have spoken with the world today."    That made me feel instantly better and prompted me to share it all here too.  I am a lucky woman, sitting here quietly in my own lovely yard and still being able to see, read, and share  what others are thinking and focusing on where ever they are at the moment.

My first message came from my friend who is traveling with her daughters in Greece.

My second "ping" was from my second daughter sending a photo of her view from her hotel room in Hong Kong.  I sent her some photos of my usual trees but also managed to capture by accident the wee new red squirrel that has just put in her first appearance in our small forest oasis.

I sent the same photo to my first daughter in Kelowna, B.C. so she could share it with my grandson. After all he was the one who named the mother squirrel, we have watched all winter, Chippy. 

I then looked at photos from Ireland, and some from the USA, and some stunning food photos on one of my favourite sites   turmericnspice.com  .  

Then I decided it was time to get going on my own mound of work...  all the while remembering just how lucky I am to be living in this age where we can instantly share  not only our thoughts but our photos of our daily moments.

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