Mr. Google says something like:
- finding something good without looking for it
- the effect by which someone stumbles upon something truly wonderful, especially while looking for something entirely unrelated
- the art of making happy discoveries
I for myself, often happen to find unexpected wonders in the small things, and in the big one called Mother Nature that provides them all. Some - like beautiful sunsets, or the sight of a squirrel - are to be admired, others - like flowers, or four leaf clovers - you can even take home and create your own little bouquet of happiness.
We also used to do lots of crafting with flowers, leaves, branches and berries when I was a child, and it gave me just as much fun as playing with "real" toys. Even better - while toys stay the same all the time (well, until they break ;)), nature changes from season to season, from week to week. And still, it's full of surprises.
It is now obvious that spring has arrived, the temperatures are rising (at last!) and the spring flowers are blooming. As I *should* be learning, the only ones I've seen were those in front of our apartment building though. However, since mom and my sister came to visit me during the weekend, we took the time and went up to the castle. Halfway on the castle hill, a spectacular view opened up: snowdrops and crocuses as far as one can see!
I remember walking through snowdrops in my great-grandparents' place when I was a child, but looking at this field of blooming flowers, I must say: it looks like I haven't seen real spring in years! Isn't it a stunning view? It didn't give me anything "material" (apart from a bouquet of snowdrops), and it's not that I couldn't live without it, but I sure would miss something if I hadn't seen it.
Could it be serendipity that made us take this path to reach the castle?