It's been gray here so many days recently. When I was coming home from dropping my son off at school, I was struck by the beautiful colors in my own yard. These bright purple flowers were drenched in the sun and the blue sky was piercing the clouds. I've always tended to take notice of things of beauty and pretty surroundings - it's what I do with my home, my style, even my work. But lately, the gray has gotten me down.
So when I looked up and saw these flowers, the ones that have been flourishing with all this steady rain we've had the last few weeks, I knew it was worth taking 5 minutes to get a closer look. It made me wonder how often I miss the beauty that's right in front of me. This week, I'm trying to look at everything with fresh eyes. Who knows what I'll see?