I had intended to take a break from blogging for a while to concentrate on some things I'd really like to finish up. Well, you know how the unexpected has a way of popping up. Early the other morning I was hanging laundry in the backyard before the sun was up over the trees. When I bent over to pick up the basket, I noticed how the patch of clover under the clothesline was dusted with frost. Not enough frost to wither the tender leaves but just enough to give a magical effect. See how the edges of the leaves are outlined with white? It made me catch my breath for a moment, that completely random artistry of nature.
As long as I had my camera, I headed down to the pond. Not much frost effect there but I did see that the clouds were perfectly reflected in the still water.
Now I know neither of these things are especially remarkable, but in less than a half an hour, the sun had melted that dainty frost off of the clover and the clouds had moved on to wherever they were heading. And that is what I thought was so special - little fleeting bits of beauty that I wouldn't have witnessed if I hadn't been out hanging laundry. Keep your eyes open. You never know what you'll see.