Reflections on European trip
Having just returned from a fabulous two-week adventure to Madrid, Spain and the Provence region of France, I looked this morning at all the photos on my computer screen. It brought it all back in vivid detail; the rolling, rocky landscape in the Provence region, the miles and miles of lavender fields just beginning to hint at their magnificent color near Sault.
I love being outside. As we hiked, I brought up the rear. For one thing, I went slower uphill. For another, I enjoyed doing my sense and savor walk as I passed along a variety of trees, shrubs and flowers. Everything about this part of France held magic for me. The fresh, plump red strawberries in Carpentras, the freshly picked asparagus from the farmer’s market, the variety of cheeses to sample, the infused lavender honey and of course the delicious wine!
We drove back from the airport yesterday afternoon. Back in Connecticut, I marveled at the lush, green grass, the trees fully leafed out, the azalea and other bushes in full bloom. It gave me a new appreciation for the beauty that surrounds us daily. Are you taking the time to savor what is around you? We all can get so busy in our lives that we miss the benefit of our lush world around us.