By Joni 02/01/20 – Photo by Joni – Reading time one-minute and 5 seconds
Gazing out my window, I am thankful for an abundance of treasures. Two squirrels are scrapping for upside downtime on the bright red bird feeder. One gives up and begins to eat the seeds that are dropping steadily underneath. The moss is still so green around the edge of the surrounding trees. I watch patiently hoping the Red Tail hawk will visit again. Yesterday morning two were sitting side by side. Their large white bellies sport dark pokey dots. So close together were they, that I only saw one until the other flew to the left, leaving behind a friend. They blend so perfectly with the white and dark bark of the barren willow oak. This morning nature’s generous gifts are everywhere. Bunnies come to snuggle one another in the still chilly air. The thick green vine that grows up the side of the porch moves gently with the soft breeze. Slight grey moths hide in between her large shiny leaves, and a small bird with a light green belly makes a dive for one. Close by; there is a much larger visitor. The Luna moth, with its vast green body, signifies new beginnings and a quest for knowledge. This glorious moth is also a sign of heightened awareness and a gift of intuition. Already given these gifts through my childhood, I consider where I am right now at this very moment. I am at peace. I rest in the hands of my Holy Father, and I give Him thanks. The Maker of these precious gifts, which I am fortunate to receive each morning as I awake in a safe and beloved life.