Smell those petunias!
So, inspired by the beauty of Lake Junaluska, I determined to sample some beauty each day. To intentionally go out of my way to beautify a bit. But, creature of habit that I am, I didn’t dash off to the nearby nature trail, I ran the same route today that I have been running for years.
Took my camera along, just in case some beauty happened by. I got all the way home, and there were the petunias, lovingly planted by my husband in a pot atop our mailbox. Aha! Beauty. I’ll take a picture.
I bent close and then closer. Close didn’t make them any more lovely. So I stuck my nose in the middle of one and inhaled its perfume. And then I saw the small caterpillar, inching his way up the pot. Perfectly inclined to make the journey.
Now (s)he was beautiful!