Friday, October 1, 2010

I am siting outside on our screened porch watching those giant black and yellow bumble bees swirl around the Mexican Petunias just outside our porch. They are languid yet somewhat frantic if that makes any sense. They are "languidly frantic" or "frantically languid".

They are drifting around in the October sunshine out there as though it is going to be summer forever and yet they seem to know "the gig is up"!
It's as if their internal body clocks know that there's only so much time until they'll be oh-so-dormant and they are trying to store up as much nectar or whatever they do as fast much as possible before the first killing frost.

                      I also haven't seen the hummingbirds as frequently this past few days.

The other birds aren't at the feeders as much now that their young are mostly grown and on their own.
Mama Flicker (woodpecker) feeding her young.
You'll need to click on this photo because Blogger won't show the whole picture for some formatting reason, but if you click on it you'll see the whole thing.

It's as if everyone, at least the above-mentioned critters, but me is ready for the next event, the next the year, in their life. I love fall, I do not love St Louis winters!!! Wait! I feel like I missed spring and summer!I also am keenly aware that part of the reason that this year and its seasons passed oh so fast is I was preoccupied with caring for my dying parent and that sort of takes your focus off of the everyday passage of time.

Well, the seasons are changing and I will with them, I just at times am struck by how unprepared I am for what's next. Then I think, " I don't have to be all prepared, I just need to continue to practice being in God's presence and HE will prepare me and my heart and mind and soul as well as all the swirl of life's ebb and flow around me.'
Then I get flooded with this peace.
It's sort of like I'm languidly approaching the frenzy of the world and the days ahead. I like that!

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