One of the healthier things that I do for myself is to walk regularly around our farm with the dogs. I am also doing a lot of reading, praying/meditating, listening to inspiring music and other things to try to stay centered.
Today as I left the house with my camera, I noticed again the lovely flowers that I got for Mother's Day and my birthday, as well as a colorful pot of gerbera daisies I have on the steps from my friend Donna, and wildflowers on the fringe of the woods. All made me feel a little lighter.
A tiny, perfect new fawn curled up tight and still, it never even blinked the entire time I photographed it. The other thing that was so amazing is that Hoss never smelled or sensed it, coming within about ten feet on a few occasions (I was ready to grab him!)
I've had a slight smudge on my lens, which shows a bit in these photos but I hope you enjoy them anyway. Here is a little video that shows the setting of this little 'fairy-fawn a bit better. I had to wonder just how close momma was, and if she would have done anything if I had decided to touch her baby (which of course I didn't).
The nature that surrounds us here is one of my most beloved blessings, and I have been very consciously counting. I came across this quote, a twist on the famous poem which quips, "Count your blessings, one by one...."
Count your blessings instead of your crosses
Count your gains instead of your losses
County your joys instead of your woes
Count your friends instead of your foes
Count your smiles instead of your tears
Count your smiles instead of your fears
Count your full years instead of your lean
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean
Count your health instead of your wealth
Count on God instead of yourself