As I walked around my backyard with my camera anticipating this post, I noticed moments that I wanted to capture. It was a walk of intention....a time to be here in the now and open my senses to everything around me. It was a particularly blustery day, but for a moment the winds calmed down enough for the wheat colored plumes of the Dwarf Hamelin Grass and the blurry pinks and purples of the Muhly Grass to compose themselves perfectly.
The afternoon light gave me a brief moment of warmth that was soon cut by the chill of the breeze. That stream of light illuminated the edges of the Nandina leaflets for just a moment until the sun continued to set.
A tattered orange leaf landed briefly in the vine covered whitewashed lattice fence. It stopped just long enough for me to see it and capture it before moving along to it's next destination.
A fallen leaf effortlessly floats in the little bit of remaining water in the birdbath. I am thankful to notice these fleeting moments of an Autumn season that goes by too quickly. These moments keep me grounded to the amazing world around me. Feeling grounded is important not just physically but psychologically. When we find a connection to the earth, we connect to something much, much larger than ourselves and for that I am truly grateful.