I was telling my friend the other day that something about this time of year makes everything look more vibrant to me.
But the more I think about it, I don't know that it is the time of year or the time of my life. As I get deeper in to my 40's and this stage of life, I feel like I'm noticing so much more. The colors, smells, textures!!
For example, this sea shell. I didn't take it with me because there was someone living in it! But I saw the shell and just admired the color. I thought: "That is going to be my kitchen back splash some day" and took a picture. Before now, I would have been like: "Oh, cool shell". But now I'm like: "I love the colors of this little guy, and the design, I need this in my life" then I visualized my future kitchen and bathroom.
This butterfly? It was in my backyard and I watched it forever. I've always thought butterflies were awesome but on this day, I couldn't stop looking at the beautiful colors as he moved his wings.
Then there are the sunsets that light up our sky in all seasons..
And the flowers or leaves that decorate the ground:
The beauty is everywhere!! Is it the time of year or just my state of mind that has me noticing how vibrant it is? I don't know, but goodness life sure is pretty when you stop to look around at it!