it isn't lost

 "If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own backyard; because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with." ~Dorothy, from the Wizard of Oz

We are home.  My family went on a ten day road trip up the coast of California.  Oh my, the state I live in is beautiful.  I was in awe for most of our vacation.  

However, there is something about coming home, isn't there?  Your own bed, your own room, your own space.  It was a treat to wake up in my home. 

When we got home I realized my hydrangea was in full bloom. It made me smile.  Hydrangeas were in bloom in each of the cities we stayed in. They were in full bloom in Monterey and in San Francisco.  It made me wonder if my shrub was blooming while I was away.  It was comforting to come home and see it was. 

I wonder how much of this big ol' world is really just the same.