They were not there.
Buds. Yes. Open flowers. No.
They are here.
In all their splendor.
Taking it in?
Or missing out?
The nature of beauty.
The beauty of nature.
Whichever way you look at it; magnificence!
Some years ago I was – suddenly – present to the nature of beauty.
Present to the beauty of nature.
As I took that walk, I was floored by awe.
Over. And. Over. Again.
Since then, this sensation is nearer to me.
I am here, more often than there.
Gratitude. For having been awakened to it all.
Close my eyes, and feel into it.
The cavity of my chest filled with absolute awareness.
From the bottom of my soul, from the depth of my every atom…
Awareness of all that is.