Monday Delights #45: Baths, Pears, Tree-lines

baby roe deer standing and looking Photo by Amber Kipp on

What delights you this week? Here’s a bit of “Kawaii.” This big-eyed baby reminds me of a set of twin deer that were raised in my back yard a few years ago. Awww….

Something is in the air pushes me to focus on DELIGHT this year.

As a reminder of what delight can do for us, here’s a bit of inspiration from NPR.

Today is National Fast Food Day. What is your favorite fast food? I have a new favorite. Raising Cane’s just opened up near me. All they sell is chicken fingers. Oh my, so good. Just thinking about my first encounter makes me salivate.

Here’s a few other things that delight me this week:

Half-eaten pears: We have what was supposed to be a Washington Hawthorn tree growing in our back yard. Because the deer kept feasting on its tender branches, it took years to grow. When it did finally bear fruit, we discovered it was a pear tree! (Well, according to experts this is not an uncommon evolution because many Hathorns are grafted onto pears and when they experience stress, the root tree takes over.) The deer and the squirrels, and the birds feast on the pears. But, like picky children, they leave partially eaten pears behind. Don’t ask me why the sight of the half-eaten pear delights me. Maybe it’s because my imagination runs wild with picky appetites, disobedient children, interrupted meals, and other possibilities.

Familiar Tree-lines: I love driving past this tree line when the sun is setting. There’s something about the familiarity of this simple tree-line that lifts my heart. It reminds me of the home I grew up in and it reminds me that here is home.

Birds bathing: Before the leaves fall in earnest, I put a tented net over the water garden. Yesterday the wind blew it down. It was wet and cold, and I really didn’t want to go out and fix it. Instead, I got a delightful display of sparrows tentatively bathing in the frigid water. So delightful. Brrr…

The more I look for things that delight me, the more I find delights. There’s so much in the world that makes me smile.

I hope this week brings you delight upon delight.

What did it for you this week? Please share in the comments. Chances are you will delight me!

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