I’ve always felt that brown eyed Susan’s (rudbeckia) were such cheery flowers. They make me smile with their golden glow and are a joy to behold come mid-summer. Seeing this blossom with its smiling face confirmed my suspicions that they are a flower with a happy soul.
Of course, beholding joy comes in so many ways, like butterfly wings
and fledgelings hiding in a bush,
sunlight on daisies,
a vase filled with just plucked blossoms,
or a butterfly on a seesaw . . .
. . . wait, not a butterfly – a little girl who has come for a visit
and her little brother, who is crawling and smiling and has the cutest curls.
Whether watering the vegetables,
or waiting to eat,
there is nothing quite like beholding joy, and watching life go by here on the Cutoff.