Thursday, November 8, 2012
Monday loomed bright and sunny .. so I spent a lot of time outside. How could I not.
Drinking in the lovely autumn perfume of the fallen leaves .. mixed in with the scent of the apples decorating the lawn .. still lots hanging from the branches.
Happy birds chirping throughout the yard. So happy that DH & I planted so many trees in our yard .. all those years ago.
Such a variety of birds hide amongst their branches. I’m sure there must be a variety of tiny little nests tucked away for little families to grow in the spring.
Ours is quite a happy yard. Activity all day long.
The birds know that there is a source of food for them here.
Not just the bird seed and the suet blocks. They feast on flower seeds, the lichen on the branches. Tiny bugs that travel the highways of the branches and leaves.
They sip from the raindrops that cling to the leaves after the rains.
And they provide us with an ongoing visual feast of delight in seeing them perch throughout the yard. On the garden hoops that encircle the garlic beds, on the handles of my gardening tools. They perch on the edge of the little water dishes that I’ve put out for them …
Their happy chirping sounds and songs enrich the air with their joy.
What a lovely little world this is .. our back yard!
So much to enjoy.
So today, I’m just tapping away a few words .. sharing some photos taken a few days ago.
And now I must go and work away on my landscaping course. Numbers to crunch. Drawings to make. Shapes to practice on blank paper, transforming marks into squares and circles. Using mostly a Sharpie .. and sometimes pencils.
Lots to learn .. lots to do .. an intensive number of weeks remain before the course is done.
I’m quite enjoying this challenge to unleash my inner artist as I travel along this new pathway.