Welcome to this weeks Slow Sunday. Beauty It’s been a week of changeable bright sunny and underwater weather. One early morning the sun was so bright in the blue sky, clear except for one dark rain cloud. Walking up a hill I enjoyed stepping along the wet pavement, sounds of birds singing my ears alive. I walked for quite a while, head down, lost in all the different leaves. Some squashed into the pavement, wet, brown and copper; shining bright in the sun. Others, looking like they did a few weeks ago, flattened lemons and limes across the pavement and in the gutter. Some still on trees, falling down, ever so gently. Fluttering in the air, and that’s when I saw it. An incredible rainbow in the sky.
Thank you for this, Lucy. It’s really interesting learning more about the microbiome. Makes me want to drop everything & get out into the garden! The highlight of my Sunday was trying a walk on the other side of my new village, just before dark. A place I haven’t visited since childhood, so I want sure how to find it... It became a beautiful bear hunt, with a wrong turn taking me over a stone stile & through colourful grassland, until eventually I found the woodland. The trees were all so colourful & beautiful. I was speechless. In the middle stood a majestic beech tree, who I immediately recognised as a grandmother & greeted as such. It was a wonderful. Xx
Love this Lucy! It's so rich in texture and sensory wonderment, and so evocative of English autumns as I sit here in Auckland with spring creeping towards summer. West Auckland is something of a rainforest too. I love the dense, luscious, sub-tropical greenery and dramatic landscapes, though some days my body complains loudly about the damp and humidity! My simple things today also include getting out into my garden, getting my hands in the dirt, clearing weeds and preparing for some planting. Thanks for the reminder about the gift this is to our microbiome 😊💚
How fun to see the picture of you and your little ones, Lucy! And to hear how you dragged them over to work on the allotments :). Such a gift and no doubt played a beautiful role in their becoming.
So far as today's simple, ordinary things, my partner and I went on a walk along the ocean. And he made a stew last night that we're eating again this evening. Feels and tastes like November.
I hope you savour listening to the storm and owls outside while staying cozy and baking. Thank you for bringing more ease to my Sunday. xo