Today I love the biodiversity of our lawn and the way it comes back to life after drought like conditions have turned it into dirt and dust. I love that it supports more wildlife than a plain grass lawn does. I love that it is like a meadow in the making, spring loaded and ready to explode into almost wilderness. I love that I was supposed to cut it today but the rain says I won’t be doing that so it may have a chance at fulfilling its meadow potential. I love that it makes me sad just pulling out the thistles because I feel like I’m depleting that potential, but thistles are among the hardiest of the plants that grow here and I know I’ll never completely remove them all, so it’s all good. I love the subtle bursts of quiet color that are sprinkled through out the lawns, bright yellows of buttercup and dandelion, chicory blues, pale pinks and whites and pastel purples of other flowering plants whose names either escape me or I’ve never known. I love the jungle that our lawn can be imagined to be. I love the smell and sight and even the quiet sound of our front yard.
Today I love that I was in the pool first thing this morning and though I didn’t swim very long or very far I did wake up and stretch and relax as a result of that. I love that I am ready to go for my day in the city, and that I’ll be back at the cottage before the night falls. I love that there is laundry being done in the laundry room and that every now and then I remember to get up and change it over. I love that changing laundry and making a cup of coffee seem to be good reasons to stand and stretch, so I’m saying laundry and coffee are healthy.
Today I love cream on my cereal ’cause we forgot the milk at the cottage. I love that I’m wondering if we can forget the milk more often. I love coffee with just a little cream in it ’cause I’m trying to make the cream last ’til I can get more because I used a bunch of it on my cereal. I love that I’ll be getting more cream on my way to the cottage. I love how it all works out.
Today I love drinking coffee on the front porch while admiring the biodiversity of the lawn.