As I wandered around in the woods this week I spotted this old dead tree with the bark pealing away. When I walked around the tree my heart almost stopped because there on the back side was a perfect heart shape. An upside down perfect heart shape! You can see where a piece of the bark is still hanging on. THIS is why I love nature! The surprises are innumerable!
Random Fact #1
I still have my very first Teddy Bear. He's quite an old fellow. He came into my life in the early 50's! He’s a Gund bear with soft fur, googly eyes, a vinyl nose, and a wind up music box. One day the music box quit working. As I child I took the music box out and sewed him back together. I did a horrible job using great big stitches with embroidery floss of all things. I have since added a new music box that plays “The Teddy Bear’s Picnic” and sewed him up properly!
If I opened my own business it would be a one person business; just me. I rather like being alone! Anyway, I would be a clock maker. I would enjoy putting all those small pieces together to create something that everyone needs. I would sit and work quietly listening to the ticking of clocks and the chimes as they rang in the hour. Just so you know, I know nothing about making clocks, but since I read the book Timepiece by Richard Paul Evans and saw the movie based on the book, I've always thought clock making would be so enjoyable. I would make beautiful clocks with motion and chimes.
Random Fact #3
My favorite place to walk is along this deserted railroad bed that runs behind our property. You've probably heard that before, but you haven't heard this. There's a proposal for this track to be made into a paved bicycle and pedestrian trail. It will roughly be 67 miles longs. I don't think I'll be walking from end to end!! I'm pretty happy about that. Right now the path is gravel covered with fallen trees, limbs, and gumballs (seedpods from the gum tree). You can't walk too fast or you'll twist an ankle and wind up face down!
Random Fact #4
In 1939 the pine tree was designated as the official state tree of Arkansas. Pine trees are beautiful trees, but they're not very sturdy. Several years ago we removed the pine trees that were next to our house. You can see what happens when they get iced over and since they don't have a very good root system they topple very easily in storms. I'm sorry Arkansas, but there's a few less pine trees in our area, my house is safer!
Random Fact #5
I know, I know you're tired of posts about the weather, but it snowed yesterday. If you look real close...see that white stuff in the bottom of this camellia bloom...that's snow! We didn't even get enough to cover the ground, but it was beautiful watching it fall!
Have a blessed weekend!
"From the fullness of his grace
we have all received one blessing after another."
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