Delicate Beauties that Charm Me

I have COVID. It was pretty miserable for the first week with six symptoms competing to see which could make me feel worse. I felt as though I’d been trampled by a herd of cattle. The symptoms had largely disappeared by the second week, but now a third week has passed and I’m still testing positive. I’m grateful that the symptoms didn’t kill me or put me into the hospital fighting for my life. Grateful indeed. And, I sure will be even more grateful when I test negative. Three weeks of quarantining is giving me cabin fever. I’m grateful for calls from friends and family. They have helped me to deal with the boredom.

What’s all this have to do with photos of beautiful flowers? They too have brought beauty into my life as I feel the warmth of the sun during my daily outings into my backyard when the walls of my home seem ready to suffocate me. They are like fleeting friends who remind me to absorb and appreciate all the beauty I can while it is available to me.

With love and gratitude,


About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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8 Responses to Delicate Beauties that Charm Me

  1. Well that sucks you having Covid, hope you continue to improve, pretty flowers

  2. JanBeek says:

    I am so sorry, Russ, that you’ve experienced this horror. I’m grateful it was no worse. At least you weren’t hospitalized! I am praying for your comfort an full recovery.

  3. utesmile says:

    The flowers are truly beautiful and I am glad they can cheer you up in this Covid trap. I wish you a good recovery, indeed Covid sucks and hope you are soon back to your usual self. Big hugs, Russ.

  4. Mrs. P says:

    Glad to hear you’re up and about again…enjoy!

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