Why do I do that?
I want to sweep or rake up the leaves because it looks cleaner, but I love to see photos of fallen leaves in the yard or the lane or lining pathways. Like this from here -
It's naturally beautiful. Do I like what I don't like? Why do I do that?
When the snow comes in the winter I always wanted the kids to play in the back yard and leave the fallen snow natural and clean in the front yard, without tracks, because I love the look of snow without blemish. I tried hard to keep it that way for years, but sometimes I would give in, or the kids would get out the front door before I could encourage them otherwise. Why do I do that?
|photo borrowed from here|
When they did play in the front yard I would still enjoy the view. I love to look into the yard and see the tracks in the snow and snowmen or angels or forts created, all evidence of children I love, playing and having a good time in one of God's awesome creations.
I do still get bothered if there is yellow snow or animal droppings on the clean snow. Just saying! That is no fun to play in or look at.
Why do I do that?
Why do I love the look of a room or a house in a photo, would love to have one just like it, but could never live there every day of my life? What's up with that?
Why do I love old and chippy paint but if I have something old and chippy I find the urge to paint it clean and new again.
Is it because of some OCD problem I have? Is it this perfectionist thing I do where I want things perfect, even though I don't always get them that way? Maybe it's just that I love too many things and too many styles. Or maybe I want it ALL. What is it? Why do I do that?
I don't always understand me, but I'm trying. If anyone has an answer to why I do that, I'd love to hear about it. Maybe it would help me figure me out.
Okay, here is an update photo because I just saw it at Aiken House & Gardens right now - It is such a beautiful look.
But ..., I would have had everything in the house and out of the weather so this couldn't happen. Look what I would have missed. Snow really can be beautiful in many ways.