A personal note as I watch the incoming election results. Feeling so many emotions....
I feel lucky.
Lucky to be born American where a peaceful voting process is the norm. To vote without threat of persecution or retaliation is a not a right to be taken lightly.
Above: Aquilegia 'Blackberry Pleat'
I feel grateful.
Grateful to the women who went before me. Making it feel like going to the polls is a "given" when I know very well it's been anything but.
In my lifetime, voting has always been a choice. I never choose not to exercise that hard earned right...
David Austins 'Jubilee Celebration'
I feel excited.
I'm a resident of a swing state (Colorado) which makes me feel like my vote is all the more important.
Above: Eurasian Collared Dove on birdhouse tuteur.
I feel proud.
However the night ends. We have a democratic process, we all get a say.
If we don't like what's going on, the power of our collective voice can create a change.
Above: Miniature Rose 'Cupcake'
Did you use your "power?"
I feel relieved.
That the political phone calls and campaign ads will cease. Whew!
Above: Primula 'vialii'
It feels like it's been a loooonnngg election. I wonder how the candidates feel??? They must be exhausted....
Props to them both for having the fortitude and conviction to run.
Above: Rufous hummingbird.
I feel hopeful.
I always do.
I don't know why?
Sometimes it's a state hard to maintain but without it, what do we have????