After days of cloudy dreary weather, we actually have sunshine! It's like a warm tonic that my body needs.
I am so far removed from the natural rhythms of the earth and weather that were such a part of my life while growing up. As a farmer's daughter, we had real connections with the earth and weather. They weren't just abstract ideas or theories. I do know that my parents could read things from what was going on around them. It was an accumulation of knowledge gained through years of close existence with the earth. It was survival.
In the spring while Daddy was plowing, the earth smelled so good and you simply could not resist the impulse to take off your shoes and just walk barefoot in that damp, cool earth. It felt right.
There are times when I would like to try to recapture that closeness to the earth and let the natural rhythms dictate my life rather than the artificiality that now surround so many of us in this "modern" world. I miss those remembered connections.
Y'all take care.