After working in the corn fields for 6 or 7 hours today (maybe a story for another day), I am enjoying the reward of sitting on my front porch, watching the clouds go by for a while. I’ve been spending the past few days hitting the “reset” button in my mind, taking a break from the things that have been stressing me out lately. I can listen to the birds and think about nothing much, for a change. I was overdue for this break, and I’m really enjoying it.
This is the view just beyond the porch railing. The grass needs to be cut, the border of my flowerbed is a little undefined, and the baby lilac bush looks a bit scraggly, but this is part of my little corner and I like it.
You can’t see it in the photo, but just past that awesome old oak tree is a two-lane country highway. Right after I snapped the picture, a convoy of pea combines rolled through. How much more rural can it get? I’ll be heading back to the fields tomorrow, and back to my chair on the porch, as soon as I get a chance.
The view from here is a bit like what’s been going on in my head, I think. There is some mental clutter to be dealt with, but overall, it’s not as bad as I sometimes think it is. There’s a lot of good stuff in there that’s worth keeping. I just need to take my time and sort it out. This is a pretty good place from which to do it.