Friday turned out much nicer than expected—all afternoon was clear skies and bright light. But it’s still rather cool. (As I write this post this morning, it’s 7° outside.) As I left for the dog walk yesterday morning, a brilliantly bright, shimmering scarlet Hummingbird came to drink and bathe in my fountain. Little things like the Hummingbird and the Groundcones enrich my life.
Lucky me! I got involved with my high school grad class as a volunteer when we decided to start having reunions, and as part of my work for them, I built a spreadsheet of contact information. Yesterday morning I remembered my work and opened the spreadsheet and found the contact information of my high school friend who recently proposed getting together on a note on my blog. So, I wrote him a card after my dog walk.
We went on two long walks yesterday and it was blissful. I felt so, so incredibly happy during my walks, and grateful for Sheba for imposing the twice-daily walking routine. I find so many things interesting and, even more importantly, beautiful. Nature is my church. Here are some phots of yesterday’s afternoon walkabout.
|All through the forest, the moss pillows rocks and wood.
|The way the moss lines the paths makes the
paths absolutely beautiful.
|These are tiny blue flowers that carpet an open glade in the
forest not too far from my house.
|Every time the trail opens into an open glade, my heart soars.
|Some Oregon Grape leaves are shiny and scarlet.
|(Above and below) Vanilla Leaves make a soft gentle sculptural
form along the paths. They grow in great abundance.
|I love Ferns and all the new fronds are emerging.
|Nettles are everywhere and so are collectors.
|Oregon Grape blossoms.
|Wild Blackberry vines are blooming.
|Little Daisies are absolutely everywhere.
|I don't know what this is. It's about 1.5 meters high and gorgeous.
Below is a look at the rigid stems.
|These little purple flowers (above and below) are so, so pretty.