The dog was sniffing like crazy, probably after a squirrel, and I thought I should stop and 'smell the roses' if you will. I checked to make sure no one was walking down the sidewalk in the next few moments, and that the dog was contained on her leash...I closed my eyes and took a deep breath in through my nose. It was heavenly. You could smell grass, recently cut, the spring flowers, cherry tree blossoms and fresh cool air. Wow did I feel refreshed when I opened my eyes. A great reminder to take a moment each day just for you, I know I forget in the hustle and bustle of life to slow down and just BE.
First a howling blizzard woke us,
Then the rain came down to soak us,
And now before the eye can focus -
Crocus. ~Lilja Rogers