stays put, right where he is. It is a terrifying thought of the way things could evolve.
On the way we noticed these cacti in full bloom.
Aren't they amazing?!
The scent of the crunchy needles carpeting the ground below reminded me of camping trips in years gone by. Perfect.
We also took a moment to peek at the animals we could see (the 'barn' area is getting work done) - so just two could be easily seen.
There was another plant J. wanted to show me, so, off we went around our neighborhood looking for beauty.
J. wanted to show me this great prickly pear! What a beauty.
I thought of you Marti ☺
Next it was a short drive up the canyon I used to walk. At the end, this huge pine, filled with pine cones. I loved how they looked so stark against the sky.
This Beauty Drive only lasted about 15 minutes, but really filled me. On the way back down the canyon, I told J. about all of the spots and places I used to know there, back when I walked it a lot. I said I have a lot of personal history with this place. Where do you have personal history? Where feels like home to you? Can you still get there? Go, if you can.
The Beauty Drive was a splendid way to balance the weight of this recall election.
May you take care of the business at hand
May you find the beauty, even in the hard times
May you live in the moment, while taking actions to protect the future