I started to blog about something very different today. But, as I scrolled through my pictures this morning this one struck me. I have a bunch of shots similar to this from my last trip to the arboretum. It is East Texas in winter after all.
There are so many beautiful things blooming in this picture, yet, you’re eye is distracted by all the pine needles. That’s a little how I feel today. There’s so many good things blooming in our lives this next couple of months but I feel like they’re buried in the pine needles. There’s so much to do and I can’t really figure out how to get it all done this morning. Give it time, it’ll work out. The pine straw work it’s way lose.
So much is blooming. Enrollment for my first class here will open next month. I’ve got a girls week planned to scrapbook and two weeks later, we’re going to Tennessee. No, no concert plans. We’re gonna go see Cody’s family- and his brother’s coming down to join us. Then two weeks later, we’re taking a Texas Sized Road Trip through Texas- Yup, there’s concert plans afloat- Gruene Hall, Austin, Dallas, and then Houston- Ryan Bingham and you guessed it Lucero. And, it looks like somewhere in the next two months, we’ll be moving. Not far, but out of the apartment and into a rent house a little farther out of town. Add in baseball season which starts next month, and yowser’s my calendar is full! Full of so many good things.
Something interesting happened in Lightroom as I was looking at these pictures. I’d run my cursor over some of the presets and saw a little preview of this picture in Black and White. And you know what? It made the blooms stronger than the pine needles. Where’s the pretty black and white conversion for me? Maybe it’s in simply sitting down to plot it all out in my planner. But, really I think it’s in simply looking for the good stuff and focusing on the why it’s gonna be so full for the next couple of months. Finding some breathing room, and then simply taking a deep breath to enjoy the next few months blossoming around me.