Sunday, July 8, 2012

Nature Waits For No One

 This morning I was sweeping the patio when I came across this beauty. 
I stopped and stared, and came in for a closer look. 
It's so perfectly round and absolutely beautiful... and it's stuck under a net in an "abandoned" pond. I felt sad that I had not found someone to clean out the ponds before the plants  "woke". Then I realized that it's already July. I've been so overwhelmed with all the things that have gone wrong with this house, that I just haven't made the time to make a list and prioritize things that are "time sensitive". 
I could beat myself up about it or I can forgive myself and try to do better next year. I choose to live and learn. Nature has once again reminded me that she waits for no one. 
A gentle reminder that time passes, even if you're not "ready"... 

7 comments:

Rocking Chair Stitches said...

OMG that is so beautiful...the flower yes, but more so what you said.....I needed that.

WoolenSails said...

You have lost me, lol. Are you talking about the water lily? It looks happy in the pond, to me? LOL

Debbie

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Beautiful.....thanks for the reminder!
Hugs,
Lynn

Anonymous said...

I'm sure it's forgiving you now that it knows you know where it lives and will watch for it(you need to name it)and will enjoy the beauty it brings....Joni in LV

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Maybe it arranged itself there for a little protection. :-) Enjoy the beauty! Have a happy day!

Sheila said...

Lovely reminder Brenda. Enjoy it's beauty and don't fret over all that needs to be done. When time allows it will surely be waiting for you. For now revel in the beauty that Nature has given you!
Have a wonderful Sunday~

Terry said...

That looks like a big pond. How many do you have? I imagine the ponds can take care of themselves for the time being. You can only do so much, and what you don't get done will probably still be waiting for you when you get to it! Just enjoy the lily as it is! :0)