And then I realized that I had the perfect solution - my writing nook! It's on the upper level of my home, and has the most amazing slanted, floor-to-ceiling windows from which to gaze at the greenery and sky. In peace!
So here I am, writing on my blog about a trivial morning, and sharing photos of my creative space. I'm elevated above the outdoor paradise that is mine, giving me a different perspective, not bothered by little irritations. The kind of perspective that we sometimes need when we step away from things ... and view them from afar.