I began my day meditating. I didn’t know exactly what I would commit to doing today so that seemed an appropriate way to start.

Afterwards, I found myself on the porch with a little stick insect next to me on the wall. The day looked gray.

My friend on the wall #567

My friend on the wall #567

Sitting on the porch, I could see an unfamiliar and peculiar little white ball in the almond tree. I looked closer.

Life in the Almond Tree #568

Life in the Almond Tree #568

I decided to see what was in the tree today.

Life in the Almond Tree #571

Life in the Almond Tree #571

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Life in the Almond Tree #572

I came upon a bee.

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Life in the Almond Tree #576

But it was more than what first met my eye.

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Life in the Almond Tree #583

Life in the Almond Tree #586

Life in the Almond Tree #586

Life in the Almond Tree #591

Life in the Almond Tree #591

I was happy to leave the spider.

Life in the Almond Tree #604

Life in the Almond Tree #604

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Life in the Almond Tree #611

The ants seem very independent in the tree.

Life in the Almond Tree #613

Life in the Almond Tree #613

The detail surrounding the ant is curious.

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Life in the Almond Tree #618

I saw a cluster of white specks on the back of a leaf so I decided to look closer.

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Life in the Almond Tree #620

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Life in the Almond Tree #622

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Life in the Almond Tree #628

All of them would fit on the nail of my thumb.

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Life in the Almond Tree #646

The almond tree was like a busy international airport with butterflies taking off and landing throughout the day.

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Life in the Almond Tree #660

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Life in the Almond Tree #665

I walked to the far side of the tree. He was as interested in being close to me as I was to him.

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Life in the Almond Tree #669

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Life in the Almond Tree #670

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Life in the Almond Tree #671

Eventually, I went inside. As a matter of coincidence, I had decided earlier in the day that I would put the screens on the windows to help keep bugs out. So I did that.

Then I made organic mayonnaise with mustard, garlic, and lime.

Homemade Mayonnaise #704

Homemade Mayonnaise #704

There’s a small selection of DVDs here at the house which includes Shrek 1 and 2, a few seasons of Seinfeld and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. So tonight, I watched Ferris Bueller while eating a bowl of popcorn.

Interactions were minimal today. Movies are nice because my mind mostly shuts down to focus on the movie. Same with meditating: stepping into the present moment. I really need to start surfing again.

The end.

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