Peach State says: It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

I took this three weeks ago and the leaves are all gone now. The sky is just as blue today!

The everyday squeal of air brakes as the last school bus picks up the child across the street and whisks him off to the local Elementary school.  The bright sunlight is filtering through my blinds in the office/ Sitting Room.  I love to watch the activity in the morning!  The animals waking and scampering around searching for food or filler for their homes.  The beautiful and brightly colored Cardinal sitting in the bare Dogwood branches giving me the picturesque postcard view, minus the snow.  The hustle of commuters, racing against the traffic flow and the clock, heading down the hill.  The gentlest of breezes swaying the branches removing the remaining leaves.  Yep…It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

This morning when I woke up and peaked outside it was very dark.  The moon was in the sky with clouds moving past diminishing it’s glow.  We have had several rainy days this week and the prospect of a clear sunny day brightens the path for the possibilities of a good day.  We rarely focus on the little things in life as we rush through our existence.  Our schedules keep us hopping and racing around.  I have been fortunate to have the ability to stay home and work, as needed, and be mom.  There were times when I would find myself trying to beat the traffic, as I headed to work, and get caught up looking around at the sky.  The sunlight filtering through the clouds to stream downward as it was a spotlight from heaven. The movement of a flock of bids moving through the air in a dance.  Oops…Green Light! Focus regained and off I would jet till the next time the chain of cars slowed and stopped. My favorite time of year, when driving, is the Fall.  I love to drive up a large hill in my area that winds back and forth as the trees in the island shed their leaves.  The leaves that fall can seem like it is raining leaves, as the wind forces them from their branches.  They cascade and flow with each passing breeze from the cars moving on this road.  Yep…It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

I glance out my window and see the crisp, bright blue skies with the occasional Georgia Pine rising high above the houses.  The other trees look like naked snowmen as their empty branches reach upward.  Memory Flash:  The only thing missing from this being the best sight from my window is the majestic Mount Rainier high above the trees that was my view in Washington State.  Back to present!   The yards are brown with a few green patches due to different types of grasses.  The yards are beginning to show the signs of the season with Christmas decorations scattered around.  The wreaths are hanging on the doors with lights swagging the front porches.  The day has unfolded and my life is beginning to take it’s course.  The activities lie ahead and I will be able to put my feet up about 10 tonight.  Have a great day I say to myself because…It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood!  Yes it is!

D.L.

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About justbetweencousins

We are first cousins who live farther apart from each other than we would like. We thought this blog would give us a chance to visit with each other as well as maybe share a few insights about life. We are both middle aged and until recently both of us had kids the same age (nearly grown). But then the Peach State cuz adopted a son, so she has four now. Heart of Dixie cuz has two daughters. We have a couple of things which are prominently in common (although I'm sure there are actually more): We vacation at our Mema's beach house in Panama City Beach, Florida - until recently, we did so with all of our kids. We both sing - although Heart of Dixie cuz is not currently singing anywhere right now. We both write. We are both Christians, although Peach State cuz is Baptist, and Heart of Dixie is currently floating about between the Anglican church, the Methodist church, and the Episcopalian church. Long story.

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