I can’t explain how relaxing it is. To sit and rock. The birds come out to check the bird feeder. Some come every day. The two ground doves, the cardinals, the mockingbird, some who I don’t know the names of…
We have several squirrels that will come out and run up the side of the tree, then when the figs are ripening, they will jump from the pecan tree to the top of the fig tree and sit there, feasting on ripe figs. This year they ate more figs than I did! But to see them balancing on their hind feet, while gnawing on the fig they hold in their front paws as the wind hits them every few seconds is entertaining. They don’t let go of their treat.
The Spider Lilys bloomed this week. These little beauties are leafless right now. Their leaves come out in the spring and gather their energy and then in the fall, the flowers come out. They do have a yellow/orange variety, but pink is all that I have in my yard.
In front of the dining room doors is my ‘quirky’ area. Elvis is the big rooster on the right. Named Elvis due to the sideburns. As you can see, Elvis has a ‘chick’ which I haven’t named as yet. Between them is a metal armadillo whose tail can move…my daughter thought I need one of those.
The gold Zen frog is something I picked up because it appealed to me, the three frogs were a gift from a son, the little hedgehog with a leaf design on it was too cute to pass up.
This little area in front of the fig tree makes me happy…and shouldn’t we all be happy in our surroundings?
So, I sit and rock. Soaking up nature in my own green haven. At peace with life…
If you went to experience one of my ‘quirky’ characters, try reading this…
Naomi Lemoine is delighted to learn that Ben Brouillette has retired to Boggy Bayou. She had a major crush on him in high school, but that was over forty years ago.
He was way out of her class then, but now? They teamed up to win the Egg Knocking contest in Boggy Bayou. The only problem is they have a nemesis who doesn’t want them to win.
Can they make it to the winning circle?
Can Naomi figure out why Ben is kissing her?
Does she even want to know? She doesn’t want the kisses to stop. Can her heart stand it if Ben realizes that she’s not what he deserves?