Being open to the beautiful

Gentle honks overhead announced their arrival.

Looking up from my mossy perch, I expected to see the Canada Geese for a return trip.

Instead, I witnessed the most graceful landing on the lake I have ever seen.

Huge white wings effortlessly break the air to land with poise.

Three beautiful swans.

And as we watched them explore our little patch of water, we anticipated a short stay.

We’ve never hosted swans before…

Yet they are still here two days later. Making their acquaintance with the ducks, the moorhens and, tentatively, the alpacas.

They are so beautiful.

And for however long they remain, we will feast on their beauty and remember that the world is amazing.

Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿