Wednesday, July 24, 2013

365 Inspirations—205: Sitting in the Front Yard

"I was in my yard and thought that the tree was a living being. We take trees for granted. We don't believe they are as much alive as we are."—Ziggy Marley

 I teach English as a Second Language at a local community college on Monday and Wednesday evenings in the summer. I had a lot to do this morning, but now I'm sitting outside in the front yard with my husband enjoying the cool breeze in the shade on a hot day!

The crows are cawing and the wind is rustling through the trees in the front yard. Every now and then a white butterfly flutters into the yard and lands on one of the daisies that we have in a circle garden in the front.

My husband has a temple bell from Korea hanging from our fence and when the wind blows stronger it starts to ring. We also have a wind chime by the front door that is playing a melody softly in the background.

Perfect, gentle, quiet afternoon before class.

Do you have a yard? Do you like to sit in it?


  1. Oh yeah I have a patio surrounded with flowers, and with plenty of sun and shade. I prefer shade and read on my chaise lounge from time to time. I posted some photos of my reading spot recently on my blog.

  2. I don't have a yard exactly but we do have a sit-out in our house. But then we can sit in our room and watch the vegetation and happenings outside. It's lovely to watch the activity of the insects, birds, trees and now, esp in the monsoon, we have a lot of creepy-crawlies entering our house. Life is good. And yes, trees do have life and so do the stones, pebbles, water.

    Joy always,