Open Mic Friday! you talk: everyday beauty

Happy Friday, delicious people, and welcome to the Open Mic! If you’re new here, on Fridays we get together here for some chat. (Sometimes there’s a guest artist instead.) The topic varies from week to week, but everyone is welcome to participate in the comments.

Woke up this morning from a day of driving and moving, and a dream that I was playing with chickens to the sounds of Johnny Cash. There’s a weird feeling of strain in my left mid-back, and today is another day of packing and moving. But I stepped out into the living room and saw this outside:


There are about five trees that block our view of the bay. When they are bare-branched I wish they weren’t there, but every spring they cover themselves with blossoms almost overnight. These ones are usually first. In another few weeks or so, the others will join them, adding white blossoms to the pink. Every time it happens all I can do is stand there and gasp.

Share with us a moment of beauty from your day. It doesn’t have to be visual. It can be a fabulous song you heard, some incredible thing you smelled or tasted, a warm hug, an illuminating fantasy. 

See you in the comments!