Every now and then,

I’ll reach the end of the work day
and realize I’ve yet to take
a picture for the blog.
It’s not for lack of spotting
beautiful somethings every day.
In fact, just this morning,
three deer ran across the road,
right behind my car
while I was stopped.
I was so mesmerized,
watching them
in the rear view mirror,
I completely forgot to grab the camera.
But on days like these,
when the day’s end nears
and I have no picture to show for it,
I swear the universe
hands me a little present.
Tonight, I walked out of my office
and there it was…
a stunning blue and purple sky
behind a tangle of bare branches.

What a gift.