SOLC Day 29: Appreciating Nature’s Indifference

March 2021 SOLC–Day 29
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Saturday was a down day. A day to dwell on problems rather than on possibilities. A day when the worst case scenarios seemed like the most likely ones. But when days like this happen, as they do, I’ve learned enough to take myself outside. There I found some things that made me smile–little rays of optimism that pierced my dismal fog.

Soon enough the scilla will bloom and cascade down the hillside, a river of glorious blue.
The layered leaves of the emerging sedum cradle a crystalline drop of rain.
Crocus rejoices in purple blossoms. How can you not smile?

And today, my book summed up my feelings perfectly: “I found nature’s indifference to my cares and concerns oddly consoling. If I ever started sinking into despair, I need only step outdoors and look around at the glorious green world.” Paul Doiron

4 thoughts on “SOLC Day 29: Appreciating Nature’s Indifference

  1. margaretsmn says:

    Your amazing photos must be such a comfort to you. They allow you to be an artist by seeing things as an artist sees them. So inspiring. I need to go on the 5 steps of jealousy about your photography. What do you advise as my action step? Other than picking up the camera.


  2. kd0602 says:

    Yes. Step outside and wield that camera. And then you not only improve your day, you make mine brighter too! I love that rain drop!



  3. Amanda Potts says:

    What a great quote – I’m writing that one down. And I love how your world and mine are blossoming at a similar pace – I’d swear I saw the same scilla!


  4. I have to say your camera takes more vivid and precise pictures than my iPhone12. Then again, maybe it’s the photographer!


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