My kitchen window

Each day the view out my kitchen window changes.  Whether it is due to the height of the grass, the moving of animals, an approaching storm, or the hue in the evening sky, no day looks the same.  As I looked out my window today I saw something that I had yet to see in my time here- four different animals in one view.  While it will only last for two days (the cows will move on tomorrow), it was a sight that I had to capture.  The egg mobile is atop the hill with 800 layers.  The 400 turkeys are in the flats accompanied by their noticeable roost.  The cows are obviously in the foreground.  And lastly, though you can barely see them, a few sheep are about to crest the hill below the layers.

Tomorrow will hold an entirely different beauty, unique in its own way.  As I wash the seemingly endless pile of dishes each day, I am grateful for this view, its variations, and the invitation to observe and enjoy.

“I want to see beauty.  In the ugly, in the sink, in the suffering, in the daily, in all the days before I die, the moments before I sleep.”

-Ann Voskamp, 1000 Gifts



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  1. So it’s really bothering me that I can’t leave a comment on your Peach Tart post. This post is great and all, but MAN. I made that Citrus Curd tart recipe, and it totally blew me away. Thank you!!!