This morning was still, not a breath of air moved amongst the boughs of the pines as I made my way along the well-trodden path to the coop. It was 15degrees this morning - almost balmy since there wasn't any wind and I embraced the quiet journey to do morning chores.
The sun was just breaking the tree line and I could feel a tease of warmth in its rays, letting me know that soon the season of mud would be upon me. I smiled.
I hollered out my morning greeting to the girls and they responded with their clucks and clatters, telling me to hurry so they too could enjoy the warmth of the rays dappling through the pines.
After letting them out and refilling all the pertinents in the coop I stood for a moment listening to the sounds of the morning. As I stood there surveying the snow still heavy on the ground an owl sent out his morning greeting - whowhowho-who-who. I smiled.
Turning to make my way back to the house I was greeted by our resident stray cat waiting for her breakfast. I filled her bowl and let her eat as I stood once again just to enjoy the stillness of the morning. She ate her fill and then came to me, rubbing against my legs, purring, waiting to be scratched. I obliged and was rewarded with sweet meows. I smiled.
I came back into the warmth of the house and reality and I am greeted by three black noses and wagging tails. I smiled.
I've smiled this morning for all the peace and love that surrounds me.
May this weekend bring you smiles and love...
Have a peaceful weekend, y'all........