This morning was glorious here in the South Bay. It rained last night, so the air was perfectly still. If the birds hadn’t been chirping, it would have felt as if the world had stopped moving. Because of the light, the sound, and the peacefulness, I was more conscious of my neighborhood on my daily walk. I decided to take photos of some of the things that caught my fancy.
January is an incredible month in San Jose. While the leaves have just fallen off the trees over the last month or two, life quickly reappears in new blossoms.
At the Rose Garden, the bushes were all trimmed back last week, but the cherry trees are showing their tiny pink flowers. Combine this with the green-tinged bark, and it is just beautiful. They smell spicy and sweet. I want to stand in front of it all day and breathe it in- fragrance and color!
Birds of paradise, foxglove, and calla lilies are in their full bloom at this time of year.
Fruit trees are producing too. Lemons, avocado, and oranges are all vibrant and ripe.
And there are signs of even more to come! Freesias and magnolias are just around the corner.
Luke 12:27- Consider the lilies how they grow : they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
What a great day to be aware of all that’s out there- and to be alive!