Natalie’s eloquent writing about the profound has got my mind going on an adventure. I wonder if God IS the good vibes and if God MADE the big bang happen. But that’s based on our limited understanding of something/someone beyond our comprehension. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. But we need to understand there’s more that we can see. Like looking at the surface of the ocean and thinking that’s all there is to it.
Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter
lies a miracle … a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb
opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl. ~
Skies were gray early today, and it was cold, decidedly cold. Bare tree branches filigreed the heavens in brown lacy patterns, and up high in one of them, a neighbor’s pecan tree, I spotted a leafy squirrel’s nest. And as on other occasions I pondered how warm it could truly up there be as well as how the frail looking nest manages to hold together in gusty north winds. However despite my lack of understanding about that, it simply adds yet another piece to my awareness of ordained purposes for fallen autumnal leaves. Not only are they used appaarently as nest building materials but they also protect and enrich the soil, provide nurseries for butterfly larvae/pupae, overwintering habitats…
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