A year and a half ago, I was daydreaming about Port Townsend, wishing I could move there. I think I even looked up houses and jobs up there. I wanted the magic back in my life, the magic I've felt when I've spent when I've visited the Pacific Northwest.
It was during those moments of longing that I wrote this.
Magic in my Backyard
It's here--no, it isn't
But I want it to be here
I want the magic to be at my disposal
all the time
Not just when I go for a visit.
I don't want to visit the magic
Go on vacation to experience it.
I want to have it with me here,
all the time.
Last week, I decided I wanted to find that magic. So my boys and I wnet for a nature walk in our backyard. It's kind of a jungle out there; we haven't done anything with it yet this year. These are the pictures we took as we discovered the magic in our backyard.
Beautiful flowers (the first two are actually weeds, but aren't they pretty?)
Incredible, amazing, fabulous creatures (also known as my children)
This summer, I'm going to look for the magic that's in my own yard and in my own city. What about you?