Wildflowers Are Great Teachers

cows in snow

We set out early this morning and traveled to Borrego Springs desert in search of  wildflowers. With an abundance of precipitation this winter, were expecting another amazing superbloom this year.

We started out on our nearly 90 mile drive to the desert. Snow had blanketed a stretch of land the night before. It was so beautiful. It was like a picture snapshot of an idyllic scene and it was ours. We passed a group of cows in the snow, happily munching away; oblivious to our high pitched “oohs, and ahhs” as we clicked a few pictures.

The best part of the trip was the time we spent conversing, laughing, telling each other about silly videos and sometimes, just enjoying the silence in rural country. It’s these  moments in our busy and distracted lives where the “being” of business and distraction melt away. They have no place in the moment.

Sadly, we didn’t find endless hills of wildflowers, but we did experience something else. For us today, what mattered, was taking a drive and being together.

Attention and time. I think that’s what we need to give. Everyone wants to be heard and understood. In a period in our cultural history when technology rules our every waking life, where the aim is to be continuously “productive,” a simple drive to find native wildflowers puts life in a whole different perspective.

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