Thursday, August 13, 2009

Brilliant Red Wildflowers

This morning I decided to take a walk rather than a run. It was actually quite pleasant. I walked fast - probably as fast as I run. When I saw this flash of red, I walked over and squatted down in the prairie grass and took a photo or two with my cell phone. I love to be outdoors in the morning.

I think the quality of my blogging in the evening is different than when I was blogging in the morning. I tend to have a more positive outlook in the morning. By this time in the evening I am tired and really just want to go to bed. I am going to do some ironing which I need to do, take a bath, and slip into my lovely bed.

I will get up early and head out to the meeting. And work all day. I have two things I must get done tomorrow. One of which has been so nearly impossible I have had to have therapy to deal with it! Tomorrow it should be done. Phew.

I am grateful for the necessity of the therapy. It has been helpful in ways I could never have anticipated.

Today shortly before noon, my sober daughter was texting me messages from some of my friends who happened to be at her noon meeting. What a wonderful thing this is! I cannot even imagine that we now travel in the same circles. What a miracle. Thank God we are on opposite ends of town or it would be maybe too weird.

It is so good. Life is so good. Being sober is indescribably wonderful.

Thank you God.

9 comments:

Hope said...

Here we call those flowers Indian Paint Brushes. They range in colour from pinky to rust to deep reddish. I never saw them until I moved way up here. They are getting fewer every year.

Gratitude is overflowing in your posts especially of late....I need some of my own tonight...thanks for pointing the way.

dAAve said...

I hope no one saw you "squatting" in the prairie grass. They might have gotten the wrong idea.

Good luck on Friday.

Pam said...

ahhh Indian PaintBrushes they abound here in the spring. I'm glad you sought help when you needed it. That used to be such an odd concept for us.
Enjoy your friday little wild flower.

Gin said...

Have a wonderful Friday MC. I am glad you and daughter are traveling in the same "circles" now. What a miracle.

Lou said...

I love being out in the morning when most people are not yet up.

God Bless your daughter, and the joy she is bringing you.

Scott W said...

It's a great feeling to feel like one of the lucky ones.

Syd said...

I'm glad that the difficult stuff at work is coming to an end. And that you got through it and became stronger in the process. Have a good Friday.

Tall Karen said...

I find I also blog and comment like 2 completely different people in the morning and at night. I am definitely a morning person! I can tell you are too. Gorgeous flowers.

Ed G. said...

Nice that you have 2 healthy legs under you as you squat. I think there's a metaphor or something in there somewhere but, well, it's just nice to have health and strength and balance.

Blessings on your day...