As I walked back into the house I noticed that the pine tree next to the kitchen had just went wild with making pinecones. I could not believe my eyes. I had to take a picture because this tree in the past years only produced about 6 to 10 cones a year.. I stood in the rain a bit longer just to admire what this sweet tree was doing even when Mother Nature has not given it any reason to celebrate. Sometimes we just have to give our gifts even when life keeps hammering away at us.