In this hot, hot weather all we can do is search for the coolest spots we can find. A few days ago, we drove about 10 minutes from home to a piece of property where the owner, whoever this wonderful person is, has left his wooded land in a fairly natural state, carving a walking path through the shade of the old trees so that people like us can find somewhere to cool off a little bit. Our basset, Sadie, needs walks too, and this is perfect for her – she’s really languishing in this heat.
In this lovely spot, an artist has dressed up the trees with some ‘forest folk’ for the pleasure of the visitors:
A kind soul also made sure nobody could get lost:
As is usual in nature, there is a cycle of life and death. In most cases fallen trees were left to contribute to the on-going cycle:
But when a fall made it difficult to navigate the path, somebody ensured that walking would continue to be easy:
I just hope that a woodworker/sculptor somewhere was able to take advantage of the chunk removed from here – maybe to make something like this sculpture, newly placed at a corner just down the street:
After our walk we headed to a nearby sidewalk cafe for a cool drink, and sat relaxing near the lake and admiring the view:
The flower pot in the front of the picture became a temporary stop for another of God’s creatures to have a refreshing snack:
One of my latest quilt projects has a touch of nature in it – progress has been made on this, but unfortunately I don’t have a new picture to share:
Wishing you all the opportunities to enjoy the glories of nature wherever you are.