What a world we live in! Even on the cloudiest, dampest and dreariest days there is still beauty all around. The wild roses have begun to bloom. The daisies are dancing all around the yard. And even though not moments ago lightning flashed and thunder rumbled, a brilliant rainbow arched across the tumultuous sky. The hummingbirds are all abuzz at the feeders and a family of woodpeckers visit us several times a day for a meal of seeded suet. We have six extra dogs increasing our family pack to 9 for the weekend. The yard is alive with their growly barks and gleeful jumping and chasing of our cheekiest of cheeky neighborhood squirrels. I am truly grateful to be here, right here and right now, fully present in the moment enjoying this wonderful world.