Summer mornings in my mother’s garden. The oasis she’s created in her a little corner of New Mexico brings all sorts of life to the cool shade and fresh waters.
I have seen birds, squirrels, lizards, spiders, bees, mice, hummingbirds, bunnies and toads among other creatures.
We even found evidence of an owl.
This morning I took some pictures of the toads.
I thought about how their lives are essentially a practice in mindfulness and meditation.
Soak it in. Make a bed in the sand. Beat the heat.
Just be. Just be…a toad.
I hope you are finding time to be a toad today.