After two weeks, the air-conditioner must come on and then it’s summer. But this week has been spring. Nice enough to sit outside on the patio and watch the squirrels scamper up the trees. We have so many trees in our back yard that those bushy tailed animals can travel from tree to tree to tree to cover the whole property.
The violets above are nestled in a corner of a pecan tree. The squirrels will grab a pecan from the ground and rush up the tree to eat it. One went up the tree about fifteen feet, turned around and was hanging upside down while eating. Then it turned around and went up a few more feet to eat in the crevice of the trunk and a branch.
I purchased this lovely glass bird feeder this year. It’s next to the pecan tree and when I refill it, I have to pick out the broken pecan shells that the squirrels have dropped into it from the branch above. I love the colors…they make me happy.
Julia Cameron in ‘The Artist’s Way’ wrote about ‘filling your creative well’…and this is the way I do it.
Sitting on the back patio, on a rocking chair watching the squirrels, listening to the bird songs, the hammering of the red-headed woodpecker that lives in the telephone pole across the street, birds that come to rest in one of the two bird feeders for a treat.
I’m not a bird watcher in any sense of the word, but have come to recognize three different types of doves. It’s peaceful. It’s nature. It reminds me that no matter what happens in life, nature will take care of it’s own. Life goes on.
It’s one of the perks of living in a small town.
What do you do to ‘fill your creative well?’