This is a gray tree frog that my husband found on our hose reel last night. He's a wee thing — about 2 inches long. Isn't he sweet? Doesn't he look like a wise sage?
What I have been really enjoying about creating this blog is I'm noticing the small details of my life. I don't think it's a coincidence that I've also discovered that I love taking close-up photos.
I find that when I take the time to notice what's around me — both the big and the little things — that I'm more centered and more open to the wonder of life.
It also opens me up to my poet's eye, even when I don't write a poem in that moment. The words and images dance about my head as I notice. I'm taking notes in my mind's eye, filing them away for when the words will spill onto the page into a poem.