A New Day Dawns

A New Day Dawns


The grass is sprinkled in dew and sparkles in the morning light.

A pair of robin’s dance in unison along a mighty limb of Healing Tree.

The sycamore tree echoes from the cries of sparrows that call it home.

A lone squirrel shimmies down the trunk of a mighty silver maple rubbing against its thick coarse bark as if receiving a well-deserved massage.

Peonies in full bloom droop over in surrender from yesterday’s heavy rain, while others find the strength to rise above the beating.

A lone cottonwood fluff rides the invisible currents as if it were on a slow-motion rollercoaster ride.

A chipmunk appears from below the bottom step frozen in motion. The stare down begins as I silently send her the message she is safe in my presence. She thinks not and retreats to the safety of cover below her step.

A squirrel munches on goodies found on the ground as it watches two bunnies jumping about—neither concerned about the other.

A sparrow rises in flight like a helicopter. A perfect straight line upwards from ground to nest that rests towards the end of a limb perfectly camouflaged by the sycamore leaves.

The shadows of birds in flight dance across the lawn, but their wholeness is nowhere in sight for the sun sits bold and bright blinding the view up above.

The wee morning hours are singular moments of life awakening—each in its own way and on its own terms. Subtleties that, within hours, will meld into a community of motion that turns into day.

 

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5 Responses to A New Day Dawns

  1. Patricia June 12, 2022 at 5:13 am #

    So beautifully and artistically written Karen. Your ability to notice every little nuance that surrounds us each day is astonishing. Nothing in nature escapes your watchful eye and your words of appreciation honor it respectfully with grace and love.Thank you for reminding us that each and every morning is a new awaking for everything living.

  2. Chris June 13, 2022 at 8:02 am #

    Your watchful eye on your community enlightens me to take a closer look at mine. Thanks for sharing and reminding me to stop, look and listen.

  3. Sandy Hendricks June 13, 2022 at 2:06 pm #

    Beautiful as always, Karen. I love the way you include all the senses in the blog.

    • Karen B. Shea June 13, 2022 at 3:02 pm #

      Thanks Sandy! Isn’t that the true beauty of nature, it heightens all our senses!