Saturday, May 30, 2009

Observations on a Grey Day

Today has been a grey day, both internally and externally, so I chose to take a quiet look at the world around me.  The inner dialogue of my mind has been somewhat quieter than usual, giving me the opportunity to just be.  As I rested quietly, not really becoming absorbed in any particular activity, I took some time to notice things that might sometimes just pass me by.
A fishing vessel swaying on the active ocean waves.  Back and forth...back and forth...I certainly hope that they brought along some 7Up and ginger snaps!
The waves lapping up against the shoreline, braking erratically and keeping the surfers away.
The details of nature seemed even more vibrant against the pale grey sky.
Deep purple pansies could not be eclipsed by the dullness of the day.
The sweet basil and cherry tomato plants which we potted last week, leaned into the brightest breaks in the clouds.
Bougainvillea vines blanketed the damp earth while swaying gently in the ocean breeze.
And tiny birds came to feast upon the seeds that I put out in our bird feeder.
While a solitary seagull floated home on the breeze.

And through it all, I realized that I could either give into the greyness, allowing myself to be carried off to a sad and lonely place, or I could observe the more subdued vignettes of the day with a gentler eye.  

9 comments:

Laura ~Peach~ said...

lovely stuff on a grey day

tj said...

...Choose the latter... :o)

...Just think of a grey day as dim sunlight - it looks like that is what your plants are doing...lol

...Either way, I hope you enjoy your day Angel Debra... :o)

...Blessings too...

Blue said...

twas an unusually gray weekend there. i flew out to be the fan club for my sister at her graduation. while the overcast skies made sitting through the four hour ceremony a lot more pleasant than a blazing sunny morning would have been, it did put somewhat of a damper on the trip to not be able to do some of the outdoor activities we'd planned.

wardrobe-wise i was ill-prepared for the chill and damp. my bad.

but it was still beautiful. the vegetation still enchants me. and these pictures were lovely.

hope that you get past the grayblues and back to shades of pink and yellow soon! ♥ to you.

Sunshine said...

Deb, what a beautiful photographs taken love it ..

Take care

Ness said...

You said a mouthful! Kind of like making lemonade out of lemons. I've taken to being purposeful about what I see when I look out my window and even to the obsessive point of closing my eyes and quizzing myself on just what is outside my window. I myself love cloudy days because the sun and heat does not do good things for my illnesses. But I liked looking at it through your eyes. Take care, dear one. Hugs and much love.

Bogart in P Towne said...

All I need to know is:

Could you spell Bougainvillea without looking it up?

Pam said...

Debra, your blog is truly delightful. Thanks for sharing your journey.
Be well, be happy... Pam

Mickey Johnson said...

...love the photos and gray days are good...without them, we would not appreciate the sunny yellow ones! xo, mickey

Jeannie said...

Yep. We're kindred spirits.

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