Moments in Nature allows me to access the inner awareness of the interrelatedness of all things. A Stick bug on a ride along and a Praying Mantis tree puts a whole new perspective on connectedness. Its is only a matter of perspective; to see similarity or difference is a choice. I’m working towards keeping an open heart and an open mind, a challenge worth taking on!
This is one of my favorite foods of the season! Sautéed with garlic, onions, and hot peppers makes it food from the gods. And viewing their nutritional facts- A, C, B vitamins and fiber makes them good for the immune system, regularity, and energy. A fantastic all around veggie. Tis the season for the sprouts named for a country that makes great beer and chocolates!!
One sunny fall afternoon as I drove through my neighborhood I saw these amazingly shaped chairs sitting on the side of a road. They caught the corner of my eye and I turned my car around and to pick them up! – Trash Day Gold!! – These chairs missing both a back and bottom were designed to become the perfect planter.
I like the look of them through the front door, giving my porch a sweet and beguiling appearance.
Tis the season or fire pits and chilli, apple picking and stew, leaves turning and warm beverages. What are you stewing in? I am stewing in the beauty of self love and loving friendships. And waiting to see the ways life will transform.
I enjoy a walk in nature. Collection of creative thoughts unfold with each step. Exuberant energy from the trees overhead, the chirping birds, and delicate sunlight wakes up my senses. And discovery of tiny gifts of nature like lichen and moss. Two ancient types of plant life lay along my path. This photo is but one example of what delighted me on the walk.
The city of Groningen, The Netherlands shows what a city that is designed for peace and enjoyment looks like when pedestrians and cyclists are at the center.
I started my day with weeding. It was thrilling to begin the process of clearing out weeds, limbs, and fallen leaves in order to begin the creation of the backyard garden.
The turquoise platform has been engulfed by tiny yellow budding weeds which provided a nice place for butterflies to feast!
The expanse between yards is over-grown with shoots from trees and shrubs and weeds intermixed with english ivy.
The expanse between the two houses after some weeding and trimming of the brush, Georgia red clay was exposed. Soon it will be covered with mulch as the garden begins to take shape.
The platform is freed on one side from weeds and from above as the limbs have been trimmed.
After a few hours, the backyard is more approachable. Stay tuned for this journey towards a total transformation!