Glow

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When I’m counting my blessing, I’m counting the steady flow of the Sacramento River. I’m grateful for the beauty, the water supply, and the life it brings to our part of California. I’m grateful for the excellent soil in its vicinity, that allows for growing crops that feeds much more than our local region. 400 miles long it’s actually the largest river in California. Indeed a glowing jewel in the landscape. Many are those fishermen that still get their daily bread from the river. In the summertime when the temperatures are reaching 110+F we love to jump in, and cool of in the river. During the numerous fires we unfortunately experience in the summer, we borrow water from the river. The river is an important part of our life here.

When nature turns extraordinary, your heart turns humble. You simply bow before the glory.

– Unknown

I always feel grateful when I see it’s life bringing water. I have so many favorite places along the river that it would be impossible for me to count them. I love bringing my daughter to the river to contemplate over the day. To encourage her mind to be still. To leave the days distractions, noise, and gadgets behind for some quiet time. That itself brings new life. Thanks for reading my thoughts around the photo I choose for this week’s photo challenge. Looking forward to see the other entries 🙂

Love,

Ms Zen

 

 

 

Waiting

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Share a snapshot that shows a sense of waiting.

 

On my way to work, waiting for the sun. Not that I mind waiting for the sun. In fact I often plan my day to be able to catch the sunrise. I feel the most productive in the morning (it’s 5.36 am now…) It’s my favorite time of the day. Are you a morning person?

 

Motivation is what gets you started. 

Habit is what keeps you going. 

– Jim Rohn

 

Have a wonderful day! I’m heading out to find the perfect place to wait for today’s sunrise to bless us with its presence.

Love,

Ms Zen

 

 

 

Satisfaction

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Something very few people know about me is how much I enjoy beautiful leather. I enjoy polishing my boots and tack. I enjoy the scent, the feel, the almost meditative task, and the result of course.  It’s certainly a zen thing to me!

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I sometimes buy old saddles on craigslist, and yards sales, and work with them for weeks, until the result satisfies me. This is one of the fenders on such a saddle. Isn’t it beautiful?

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This saddle was very special to me. It was a gift. probably one of the best gifts I ever received. I wished that I’d kept it. It was a little too big for me. If I was just sitting still at a walk, it was extremely comfortable, as soon as I needed to do some work, or ride at a faster speed, not so much. I did use it for a couple years, before parting with it. Looking back, I wished that I’d kept it for sentimental reasons, but life didn’t allow that at the time. I don’t want to have a lot of things, but the things that I have does fill me with satisfaction. I make sure of that, or else I replace them. There’s so many little things that fills me with satisfaction every day; that my dog always come when I call her, my daughter’s beautiful laughter, my garden, my dreams, my friends, good health, nature, kind eyes, a brave horse etc.etc. I love the theme of this week’s photo challenge! Looking forward to see the other entries.

Happy Friday !!

Love,

Ms Zen