Urban Beauty

This morning I woke feeling extremely stressed about various things. I know deep down everything always seems to work out OK, but when I'm stressed it's as if I have blinders on and can't see the beauty right in front of me. For that reason, when I went to the gym I chose to walk instead of ride one of my bikes. It was such a beautiful spring morning; I walked slowly and meditatively, being conscious of the natural beauty around me. Anyhow, I thought I'd share a little of what I saw. Some of these plants were wild; some were not. The last photo is from my front yard. One of my favorites is the next to last where it shows a bee with bright yellow pollen-laden legs. It's amazing what a contemplative walk and a quick "power swim" can do. As I type these words my windows are open and I can here the birds in the background...I don't believe I noticed them this morning. Click on any photo for a larger view.

"Blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear."
Matthew 13:16