Peace has once again descended.
My little world is quiet once more.
I am able to sit in my favorite spot
with nothing but birdsong and the occasional plane going by.
Ling Ling is enjoying this peace and quiet as much as I.
All of the men with their loud hammers and saws are gone. The dogs are let out.
But don't get me wrong.
I love that there are men (and women) in this world that have these wonderful skills of amazing carpentry.
But it is not a quiet endeavor.
Although, the results are amazing!
I wish I had these skills.
And I appreciate so very much what has been accomplished.
I now have a very fine and sturdy roof over my head. One that will protect me from the storms of life.
Keeping me safe and sound.
And all who dwell or enter here.
I also have an amazing ceiling, hand crafted by the man I love.
I am filled with such gratitude for this man.
Who literally built this home that I am graced to live in, from the ground up.
Truly an Angel.
But with that being said......
I am glad that Peace has once again reigned down on me.
For I am a quiet soul.
Almost to commemorate this day, these beautiful yellow roses have bloomed, peering at me through the rails of the deck.
The very first blooms on a rose I planted for my Dear Mother.
She loved yellow roses and every year on her wedding anniversary, I would send her yellow roses.
These roses have a heavenly scent.
Just yesterday, a letter from her Dear Sister Bette. Aunt Bette, my pen pal for more years than I can remember.
Do you write to someone Dear?
She and my Mother were very close all of their lives.
A wonderful connection for me.
I will savor it, re-reading it, then write her back.
These things take time. Putting a framework around your day to day life with words.
Sometimes adding a sketch or two, a feather, a couple of photographs, and maybe a quote or a newspaper clipping.
Later I will catch up on some watering and potting. Hubby helped me put together this temporary little potting station right outside my kitchen door.
But you know how elusive Peace can be.
I have so much to do today.
Everything is covered in a fine layer of dust. And grit.
My floors need to be washed.
My laundry needs catching up.
Everything needs to be put back in place.
And let's not talk about the yard.
Tonight my sweet daughter 'J' comes for a visit. So I will try and whip up something good to eat.
I will be pet-sitting for a few days.
Like I said, Peace is Elusive.
But who needs Peace when you have this much love!