Here's the problem with 'staycationing': you don't get to see your everyday surroundings with 'fresh eyes'. The 'fresh eyes' phenomenon occurs when you have been away for a good while, traveling or vacationing. Upon your return, you realize how lovely your surroundings truly are, how comfortable and homey your home is, how sweet your pets.
And so, lately, all I've been seeing is a lot of green (from all of the rain), and all of the chores that still need doing. I'm just not appreciatin'.
However. Sometimes you notice something new. New is good. These flowers are wild, and they look sort of like bee balm. I'd never noticed them before....they gave me pause, and a moment of enjoyment.
I also hadn't noticed the lacy banks of Queen Anne's lace with a path to the next field cutting through them. Pretty.
I enjoyed these too, until the mosquitoes picked me up and carried me away.
The skies this summer have been putting on a spectacular show, with their moody swirls and patterns.
They add to the variety of the landscape around here. Ah well, if I'm staying put this summer, I could do a lot worse. After all, it's not in the looking, but the seeing.