Monday June 06, 2005

Treasures 2005_22

The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them.
-- G. K Chesterton

Treasures are positive things that strike my fancy, that make me feel happy or thankful or interested. Treasures are memories encapsulated in just a few words. These are my Treasures for the past week.

  • A three-day Holiday weekend (no work on Monday).

  • Four cats raptly watching a sparrow through the glass roof of our sunroom (the sparrow was on the roof, pecking for fallen seed).

  • A hummingbird hovering over the parking lot when I drove to the Job.

  • A pretty orange and black butterfly. The underside was mostly grey-brown with two "eyespots" and a pinkish orange splotch. I think it was a Painted Lady.

  • Grey squirrels at the feeder; a grey squirrel crossing the "tightrope" (the phone line) over the back yard. I'm still so thrilled we finally have squirrels! in our yard. (Why don't some people want squirrels at the feeder? I love having squirrels at the feeder - and the birds don't seem to mind.)

  • A nifty graduation balloon seen in a local store - it's the head of a bear with a grad. cap. The "eyes" on the balloon are transparent and the "real" eyes are on paper disks that hang inside and spin on threads. You can look at it from either side. Most neat.

  • Blackbirds sitting on the top of a hedge as if it were nothing more than a green carpet.

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