Finally, my very practical self gave way to the heart's desire and gathered a bit of nature's beauty to bring indoors. I am always amazed at the sheer power of flowers to brighten even the darkest corner and change the most sullen mood.
"Oh Wonder of it all, this summer reverie
to hear birds singing sweet refrains
feeling the sunshine's warm glow upon the face
finding quiet pleasures, 'tis such true treasure
in a world full of beauty and joy."