I’ve been enjoying Spring in Boise. It reminds me very much of Springtime in Atlanta, Georgia, where Bradford pear trees bloom white and cherry trees bloom a stunning pink, similar to the ones along Park Center Drive and elsewhere here in Boise. Here, the foot hills inch their way into green and Willow trees droop in pale green, displaying their newness.
My husband and I have moved a lot and have lived in many different places and we’ve found beauty everywhere. I believe that no matter where people live or in what time period—from cave man’s society to ours—there’s something about us humans that makes us strive to find meaning and beauty in our lives.
My husband recently worked on a study for the state government of Wyoming, assessing various state parks. He was blown away by some of the things he saw. He was especially excited to show me pictures of petroglyphs, because in one of my middle-grade fantasies, the kids discover these primitive drawings in a cave and begin to understand the meaning behind them.
Because we’re “foodies” we find great pleasure in creating tasty, colorful meals and sharing them with others—a creation of another kind.
I find music is a wonderful balm to the end of a busy day.
And what person, like me, doesn’t love to stretch out on a lazy, rainy day with a story?
From colors to flowers, to food, to art, to music, to the written word, these are things to enjoy. What “colors” do you add to your life? To your writing?