To start the new year, I thought it would be nice to take a drive in the country. That always rejuvenates me and lets me see the world through a different perspective. I first stopped at the nursery café for a bite to eat. The special of the day was raisin scones, and it was just the right treat to go along with my coffee.
I'm not sure what these red flowers are, but they looked so pretty surrounded by the barbed wire and thick country grass.
Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.
Later that day, I noticed that someone hung this green ornament from the magnolia tree right near my house. It wasn't there all season, but only in the new year.
I was looking up what the color green symbolizes, and here are a few notes that I came across...
*The color green relates to balance and harmony.
*Green is directly related to nature and energy.
*The color green has healing power,
and is understood to be the most restful and
relaxing color for the human eye.