Coming back home through the streets from a walk in my neighbourhood,
looking around me with pleasure and awareness,
this ordinary moment suddenly became extraordinary!
Will Nature never cease to surprise me?
I came to a standstill with a quick intake of breath
as I bathed in this wonderful reflection of autumn's glory
in a shiny dark blue surface!
The sky and the trees had come down to meet me
lest I forget to look up
and bathe myself in their presence.
Nature, the artist,
uses her paintbrush to bring us into the moment
where everything else falls away
and there remains just simplicity
Joining in the monthly meeting with others as we reconnect