I wish I knew more about trees, like how to identify them by their bark and leaves. I guess I could study dendrology which is the science and study of wooded plants, trees, and shrubs, but I rather think I don't have the time or the memory for this. Sure, I know an oak tree and a pine tree, but sometimes I run across a tree or parts of a tree that makes me curious. Just what kind of tree is this from? That happened to me yesterday. I found large pieces of bark that had fallen from a dead tree limb. On the inside it was the most beautiful mustard color. I've never seen anything like it. No matter the tree it was a great find for Friday Finds!
Here's my random facts for Random 5 Fridays...
Let's talk about the weather. Wait...don't run off!! So you're tired of talking about the cold, snow and ice? Well, what if I tell you it's been in the 70's here with plenty of sunshine and nice breezes. As I sat outside eating lunch I noticed this shadow of my cheap plastic glass. The fact is...I'm going to the beach this summer with my family.
All the sunshine and warmth has brought spring with it.
My Flowering Almond trees are blooming...
and so are my jonquils.
My favorite place to be is by water. Did you know that Arkansas contains over 600,000 acres of lakes and 9,700 miles of streams and rivers?
I long for a day of quietness. Quietness from our quicker, smarter, louder world! No matter where I go I'm greeted by man-made sounds. Sometimes, I just want to be still and quiet, listen to my own breathing and the sound of my heart beating. I'm afraid there's very few places on earth that this is possible!
I need to buy one more inkwell, because things look better in odd numbers. Flea markets...here I come!
I hope a little spring warmth and color is reaching you.
Maybe you can take a few minutes, find a quiet spot, and refresh.