Per my usual practice, I looked out the back window to see what sort of fowl was visiting the ponds and fountain. What I found instead was dancing water!
Yes, dancing. The wind was dancing with the water!
Use your imagination…..the water in each of these could be a long flared skirt….like that of flamingo dancers. Go ahead, turn on the music in your mind!
Here’s a sweeping move…
Here’s one “running” with the skirt trailing wildly behind…
This one is being twirled in the air…
This one is being set down allowing the skirt to slowly fall…
Take a moment today and see what beautiful dance nature produces for you!
Yesterday morning, I learned the pond had bubbles of ice. When I looked in the pond, there were a variety of formations.
Here, you can see the bubbles from the fountain spread before they froze on the surface of the water. In one upper pond, there is no fountain splashing in so the water moves smoothly. The result is lovely designs on very thin ice.
Here, water flows out of the fountain in the center of the lower pond. Most of the bubbles around the base are frozen.
A diamond stream appeared as the sun peeped over the horizon and kissed the water as it came out of the pot spout.
All the ice is a good reminder it actually is December, which means Christmas is just around the corner. If you’d like to do something different for holiday gifts, be sure to check out the framed photos I have available!
Yesterday we woke to the pots in the pond snow-covered.
Last night temperatures plummeted. As the water poured out of the pot it froze, leaving quite an impressive formation of ice.
The sun had JUST come up over the horizon creating quite a beautiful and peaceful scene.
We woke to about 1 1/2 inches of snow this morning. I looked out and saw the sun was illuminating the fountain in the pond by the back patio here in the desert southwest.
It just seemed so peaceful.
Thee water continues to flow without complaining despite the cold and snow.
Seems a good lesson for us….to BE who we are and LIVE, no matter what the situation, in PEACE.
Above, part of the waterfall is frozen solid, while the other part continues to flow. Below is the outlet of a hose, where water dripped until ice formed.
Life can be like that partially frozen waterfall and hose if we allow it to.
Think about it. Water must continue to flow in order to be healthy.
A body of water (rivers, ponds, lakes, etc) can cease to flow for a variety of reasons. A closed off inlet eliminates the continual refill…it will eventually dry up. A closed off outlet doesn’t allow the water out, causing the water to become stagnant. Extended cold temperatures freeze water, not allowing it to move freely.
As human beings, our bodies are roughly 70% water (depending on who you ask). That water, in its various forms, is designed to flow. If we don’t move, body fluids don’t move well…those fluids stagnate and we become ill. Of course, if we continue to not move our joints literally freeze.
The same goes for our souls. Our creators designed us to be conduits of love and light. If we don’t allow love and light to flow in and out of us, our being becomes stagnant…frozen. If we allow difficult times to freeze us, we are of no help to ourselves or those around us.
I invite you to allow love and light to flow through you…as the water is designed to flow through the hose or over a falls… as water courses through your body its various forms.
Rather than freeze up in a time of difficulty or despair, let your love and light flow no matter your situation….You’ll feel better and have a positive impact on yourself and those around you!
“Let the sun shine in, open our buds, and blossom us to the fullness in which God Designed us.”
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