Although there are alternative possibilities for a morning walk, I nearly always take the same route. I like to see the small changes — new plants blooming, different books in the book shop window, a house being renovated. I feel like I can keep checking out this small territory and never know it all.
I am reminded of a far more eloquently expressed thought by T.S. Eliot in the Four Quartets: “We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”
These are the pictures I took early this morning. First is a tree I pass often. I love the trunk. Next is the herb garden behind the church.
Next time I pass this way, I will add a flower to the little memorial in the third picture.