Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Spruce Pollen Cones
There is one street in my neighborhood where it has become my practice to try to be present the whole length of the street. I do this in different ways. I usually try to clear my mind, but more often I try to focus my attention on my surroundings. Often I listen to whatever sounds might come my way... or I feel the wind on my cheek.
About a month ago I was walking like this when a little bit of color caught my eye as I walked under this spruce tree. When I looked up I was astonished to find these lovely red pollen cones at the ends of all the branches. It was hard to take a picture because the wind was pushing them to and fro and I stood there mesmerized by their movement.
When I found this Mary Oliver quote I thought it a perfect description not only of my experience, but of this entire blog. And I thought as long as you all will keep reading I will never tire of telling you about it.