I hope you all have found a way to "hang on" and to get through this difficult time. Sunny, pretty days always give me hope that things will be better..........I truly hope that this will be true when it comes to this virus.
Today.........come take a walk with me, and look at the crooked, twisted mesquite trees that are fully leafed out and make every space
look welcoming......even on the hottest days.
New paths have been made deeper into the "woods"
and now there are more spaces to create more
Usually, everyone in this area knows the mesquite trees are
small thorny bushes.......which , we have plenty of those.
Here, on the grounds, we are also happy to have very old and
large mesquite trees that are actually "trees"
even the large stumps that look dead
have new growth sprouting and twisting upwards
I love the way they bow over to each other, making a
natural archway. I am in the process of making a "sitting area " here.
All along the grounds, hundreds of wildflowers are in bloom.
Many have sprouted in the spaces I have cleared in the woods.
They seem to know exactly where to sprout and to show their beauty.
Wild birds are filling the air with their songs.
Wherever there is water, they are sure to show up for a drink or a splash
As many of you have seen through the news media, one positive thing this virus has brought out......
is the spark of creativity in many. I hope after this has all passed, that everyone will still hang on to
their imagination and keep creating.
From the grounds, there are so many "gifts" from nature. With just a little bit of time,
you could create rock flowers along some paths with the natural rocks that you find along your walk.
they also serve as a great decorative accent to the cement walk ways
The latest thing I have discovered is the beautiful color that
the flowers and plants give in the process of natural dyeing.
I am not an expert on this.....so if you are interested, you can find many helpful tips on
natural dyeing on the internet. Go out and see what plants in your yard can give you an amazing color.
Even on the hottest days........Sophie still loves to tag along and
explore the grounds as much as I love to.
Now ......tell me.......what is growing in your backyard?
Have you found time on your hands and a new creative pastime?
Whether it be in sewing, carpentry, gardening, or any other
creative outlet, I would love to hear about what you are creating!