picking spearmint leaves just to smell them,
examining the wild strawberries just starting to grow,
and standing under these trees for the shade.
Just being near these trees made me want to breathe deeply and relax.
They have such a calming, peaceful influence over me.
Today my Mom and I set some goals together.
We each want to learn something new ~
I'm going to help her make cards
and she's going to help me paint a watercolor.
I want to paint these trees.
So looking at this picture I immediately think of the peaceful feeling, standing under the trees.
But a closer look (for the purpose of art) reveals a whole lot more than how they make me feel ... shadows and highlights, lines, colors ...
(I'm not an artist, but a real wanna-be)
I realize people are like these trees. Really.
Isn't it amazing how just the presence of some people can speak peace to our souls ...
and that aura makes me want to get to know them,
to see their shadows and highlights.
Anyway ... lots of rambling here. But today's thought is peace.
What creates an atmosphere of peace for you?