Friday, May 7, 2010

A Closer Look

One of the benefits of living in the country is that you can have a lawn full of "beautiful yellow flowers" (according to my 9 and 7 year old daughters) and no one cares. There's no need to spray chemicals on your lawn to achieve that perfect, dandelion-free, green grass.

Rather, each morning we awake to brilliant yellow "flowers" dotting the vibrantly-green grass. When one's perspective changes from seeing dandelions as weeds to seeing them from a child's perspective of flowers...then everything just seems to be just that much more joyful.

Even more inspiring, is taking a closer look...getting down on your hands and knees...and looking - REALLY looking - at the detail that is in each of these little flowers.

Up until this year, I've always looked at the "big picture" - the hundreds of dots of yellow in the sea of green. This year, I took some time to look at some of them closely. It was well worth the time.

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