I Love Today

What have you been doing today? 

It seems that something quite magical happened overnight last night. Our recent weather has dropped the temperatures so low, that it looks like it snowed the past few mornings. 

When Little Bit and I walked outside this morning, our yard was practically a radiant yellow! 

Suddenly, his sweet little lips belted out a gleeful, “dandelions!” They are e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e. It is almost like they were born overnight, because they weren’t there yesterday! I can’t tell you how excited we were to see them! 

Granted, most folks considered dandelions weeds, but I have a hard time with that.

I mean, who remembers the childhood game of seeing if you liked butter by rubbing those flowers on your chin? And, just look at those yellow petals. 

To me, dandelions are small pieces of spring and childhood all rolled up into one sweet bloom. 

After I snapped a few pictures of them, we decided to take the back roads to town. We live in such a beautiful and soulful area. In fact, a look out of each window in our home reveals a wonderful natural scene. 

As we started on our journey towards town, we passed the country cemetery that we love. In winter’s past, we’ve stood there looking to see if the eagles were in the nearby trees. 

I love its smallness and the sense of peace there. I always find myself wondering about those families and if they lived around here all those years ago. 

Further down the road we spotted the first box turtle we’ve seen this spring. He was kind enough to grace us with a picture, although he stuck his head back inside his shell. 

Next, we came to the swimming hole. You see, the river is within a mile from us. I can’t even begin to tell you how much time we’ve spent there the past seven years, swimming, playing, and fishing.

We sat on the bridge, just listening to the water sing its song. There’s such a relaxing tone as it ripples over the rocks. 

Then, we were off to town and got our errands done. Once we were back home, a nice rain shower moved in and  pitter-pattered against the deck. 

The sun is showing its shy side now as grayness has settled in. The buds on the trees seem to be dancing in the breeze and our wind chimes are jingling about. 

Oh, what a spring-filled Wednesday its been! And, I just wanted to tell you how much I love today! 


39 thoughts on “I Love Today

  1. bellemaisonrose March 30, 2016 / 4:10 pm

    i enjoyed so much reading this quiet account of your morning

    • Jessica Adam March 30, 2016 / 4:23 pm

      How nice of to say. I do so appreciate that! :) Thank you so much for your comment. You added “icing” to an already wonderful day! :)

        • Jessica Adam March 30, 2016 / 5:22 pm

          I love your blog so much, but always feel like I comment way too much! :)

          • Jessica Adam March 30, 2016 / 6:07 pm

            Oh I’m so glad to hear that! I didn’t want to bug you! Ha. :)

  2. karenlee March 30, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    Soulful indeed! Love your “backyard.” :)

    • Jessica Adam March 30, 2016 / 4:21 pm

      You make me smile! I love that “backyard”. That’s a fabulous way to look at it. ❤️

  3. Gameplan Happily Ever After March 30, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    You seem to have taken us with you on your day Jessica dear 😊 loved the post and those dandelions look absolutely delightful . That is a pretty picturesque place you are living in ❤️

    • Jessica Adam March 30, 2016 / 7:13 pm

      You’re very, very sweet! Glad you were “here” with us today! They are so pretty, love that bright yellow color! 😍

  4. Weird Guy With The Dog March 30, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    As the sun rises, and the snow melts, nature begins her renewal of a landscape waiting for the effervescent beauty of spring. I can not think of anything more mindful of hope and new beginnings.

    • Jessica Adam March 30, 2016 / 7:16 pm

      Your poetic side is stunning. You have what seems like an effortless way of sharing the absolute beautiful honesty and light of a subject. What a gift you have. :) Thank you for your amazing words and outlook!

      • Weird Guy With The Dog March 30, 2016 / 7:17 pm

        It’s the nature boy in me!

        • Jessica Adam March 30, 2016 / 7:21 pm

          Yay for that! Are you working on a poetry book????

          • Weird Guy With The Dog March 30, 2016 / 7:24 pm

            Like that comment, it sometimes just happens. But try to sit down and write? I guess I should just copy it down every time, and go back for more inspiration.

          • Jessica Adam March 30, 2016 / 8:21 pm

            I know EXACTLY what you mean! :)

  5. Miriam March 30, 2016 / 11:47 pm

    Oh Jessica, what a beautiful post, so full of sunshine and happiness and just what I needed to read today. I feel like you’ve just taken me by the hand and lead me on a personal walk in your back yard. Thank you my friend.

    • Jessica Adam March 31, 2016 / 3:42 am

      Wish you WERE here! I’d show you all over this place. But, I love how my simple words put you right here with us today! :)

      • Miriam March 31, 2016 / 3:57 am

        They absolutely did. Your writing is beautiful and heartfelt. I always feel “there” with you. :-)

        • Jessica Adam March 31, 2016 / 4:26 am

          Ok, your sweet sentiment pretty much means you’re stuck with me. Like forever! Ha!! :) Thank you so very much…

          • Miriam March 31, 2016 / 4:51 am

            And you’re stuck with me too. :-)

          • Jessica Adam March 31, 2016 / 6:45 am

            Wooooo hooooo!!🎉🎉🎉

          • Jessica Adam March 31, 2016 / 7:09 am

            Any chance I could share your story about your mum? If it’s too raw, I understand. I promise I’d do it in a heartfelt manner.

          • Miriam March 31, 2016 / 7:26 am

            It’s ironic that you should ask Jessica because tonight I was wondering the same thing myself. Do I share her story on FB? And I couldn’t decide. And now here you are asking me. And it feels right somehow, so yes you can. Did you mean on FB or WP? Either way is okay. I know you will do it in a sensitive manner. Thanks so much Jessica.

          • Jessica Adam March 31, 2016 / 9:07 am

            I was going to write a story on my blog and include it if that’s ok. Then it will go into my Fb page when I hit publish.

          • Miriam March 31, 2016 / 3:15 pm

            Sounds good Jessica. I look forward to reading it.

          • Jessica Adam March 31, 2016 / 10:44 am

            All of my readers are amazingly caring and sentimental like us. Reading about her will touch their souls.

          • Miriam March 31, 2016 / 3:22 pm

            I have no doubt. Thanks again Jessica.

          • Jessica Adam March 31, 2016 / 4:38 pm

            I’m going to reblog it if that’s ok. I’d like to have your story front and center. :)

          • Miriam March 31, 2016 / 4:49 pm

            That’s fine Jessica. I’m honored.

          • Jessica Adam March 31, 2016 / 4:52 pm

            Writing it on paper right now, getting my thoughts straight. :)

          • Jessica Adam March 31, 2016 / 9:02 pm

            Did it. ❤️

          • Miriam April 1, 2016 / 12:24 am

            You are wonderful.

  6. Blair (The Shameful Sheep) March 31, 2016 / 8:27 am

    I’ve always loved the fields of dandelions. I mean… sure, it’s a weed. But it’s still beautiful and bright. Your photos make me miss living in the country so much. I love your positive outlook on everything :)

    • Jessica Adam March 31, 2016 / 9:09 am

      MOVE BACK!! Move here!! :) We’d have some good times! Dandelions RULE. The Universe doesn’t make mistakes- all flowers are worthy. PS Thanks for your last sentence❤️

  7. Debra Farmer April 7, 2016 / 9:44 pm

    Jessica, thanks for taking me with you on your way to town, I really felt like I was with you! I enjoy your blog so much.

    • Jessica Adam April 10, 2016 / 10:29 am

      Wow! Thanks! That’s how I feel when I read your stories about Kansas! Like I’m there!

      Thank you so much for saying you enjoy my blog so much. Means so much to me!! I truly appreciate that!

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