The trips along the river have decreased, replaced by ongoing texts and emails. A family of cardinals, newly hatched, line our windowsills, their curiosity endearing, yet; my camera remains on the desk. My health has taken a plunge – not unexpected, but despairing. I’ve been locked away inside fighting the sludge.
August the 23rd, our second Ukrainian family arrives. It’s been a long and emotional wait. Maybe, like the squirrel, my body is storing energy for the occasion. I certainly have a better understanding of all that is involved in hosting displaced persons now. Protecting my own health and well-being is important.
A hummingbird just dropped by the feeders and I am reminded that part of maintaining balance is appreciating the moments. Like the brief encounter with the Kingfisher, featured. So rarely does this breed stop to be photographed; it feels serendipitous.
Today, I’ll move slowly, gathering my thoughts and breaths in mindful moments.
How is August unfolding for you?