“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” – Henry Miller

 The first thing I saw when I opened Google this morning was their heading announcing Spring. I loved the animated flowers growing and the bee buzzing. Then beneath the heading was an announcement that today is the International Day of Happiness. Then I looked at of the window and in the words of Gomer Pyle, surprise-surprise-surprise, I saw lots of large snowflakes landing gently on the ground and accumulating. Ain’t life a kick?

I have been spending some time photographing flowers inside my local nursery, and they have been magnificent. Just because they have been forced to bloom in a greenhouse before their time does not make them less deserving of notice and appreciation. In fact it may give them more as they hold a special place of recognition.  I took dozens of photographs, got besotted on scents and colors, and then on my way to my car I spied some discarded netting. You just never know where you will find beauty so always be alert. This ole world can always use more lerts. 

Now let’s see who recognizes the reference to Gomer Pyle.  

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