Posts Tagged ‘ morning peace ’

EXPERIENCING THE CALM OF AN EARLY MORNING

Nov 8th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Doe, a deer, a female deer, and two of her family casually saunter among the acorns in our side yard. Mother and one of her offspring gently tease each other as they continue their search. It is a scene bathed in early morning sunlight, as the long winter shadows alternately shade and hide them. A squirrel frolics among their long legs, competing for the same acorns they seek. The sunlight acts as if it is a strobe flood light picking out now and again the deer as they cross from shadow to light.

This is the morning’s gift. It is worthy of pause and hesitation to simply sit, enjoying what nature has wrought right at our doorstep. There is no hunter to invade or interrupt this pastoral scene. There are no hawks to threaten the tiny squirrel. There is only the presence of those going about their morning rituals.



RETIREMENT PLEASURES: WATCHING THE DEER GRAZE

Sep 28th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Every morning now, several deer graze in our side lawn, just outside the windows of our library where SeniorCitizenJournal is composed. It becomes our joy to watch as they idly search for what morsels they can find. Our two dogs haven’t spotted them, so they go about their wanderings unperturbed.

Up the hill from us, there are even more. It is a bit further from the roadway, with less traffic and more wide open space. Sometimes there are as many as 30 or more feeding on what there is.

The peacefulness of the experience reminds one of how many don’t get to enjoy the quiet wonders of nature, get caught up in their day of rush and hurry and lose out on the chance to experience reminders of how beautifully peaceful a morning can really be.