Friday, March 5, 2021

Invigorating & Relaxing

This video came up over at Jude's today as one of the next video choices to watch after hers.

The cover photo caught my eye...the green, the calm.

As I type this it is playing, creating mood. I really like the sound of the water lapping, the birds and the flute, which at times sounds like a warped record playing (pretty sure that it's my computer). Kind of takes you away, doesn't it?

Speaking of 'away', we went for another hike this morning.  We headed back to our most recent hiking place. Each time we push a bit to go a little further. It's much easier to get out of shape than to get back in, but I'm trying! It was very warm, about 78 degrees and I may have pushed myself a tad too much. But, that's okay...tomorrow is another day. Anyway, we saw lots of birds, the regulars like: crows, woodpeckers, mockingbirds and some kind of robin perhaps or?.
 There was so much song in the air!

I never tire of the brilliant blue skies
What is that hanging from the tree? A bee hive? Do you remember my telling of the big hive in our back yard of the old place? I thought I'd put that story here, but I can't find it. Anyway, it was a very large hive that swarmed right when I walked back there to check it out. Yikes! The swarm of bees flew over my head as I walked backwards into the house, at quite the quick clip!
As we got closer, we could tell that - no, it was not a hive. It was a knotty burl of wood. Isn't it pretty? We thought a talented woodworker could sure create some beauty of it.

May you look up, down, around

May you soar
Photographs by NAE ©2021

11 comments:

Liz A said...

burls are such amazing things ... as are those who have eyes to see what to make of them

Nancy said...

Liz~ Yes, those who have eyes :) I used to have one of those burl bowls with a handle (picnic basket style)...I lost interest though when you could buy 'em at the Rose Bowl swap meet...dime a dozen, too popular. I ended up selling it on FB during one of my endless clearings! lol

Mo Crow said...

when I was 18 I met a couple in their early thirties traveling around Australia with their two little boys in a truck with a handmade house built on the back tray. They made their living carving bowls from Eucaplyptus burls and educating their kids in the lay of the land, they were soooo cool!

buysse maria said...

BIg Smile in rest peace , i know those flute music

Nancy said...

Mo~ That sounds super cool! To be so aware and thoughtful of our world, I bet it really touched you.

Maria~ I love Native American flute music!

Saskia said...

may you soar!
what a lovely wish for all of us Nancy....
those blues skies and the glorious music from the clip really lifted me up this morning

Deb G said...

Redwood burls will sprout growth if they are placed in a dish of water. :)

Nancy said...

Saskia~ I'm glad this post had elements to brighten your day! You are always in my heart, especially more so these days. Soar on my friend!

Nancy said...

Deb~ Oh, interesting! :) Wouldn't that be fun to try?! xo

jude said...

hiking is on the agenda for the next few days... it's warming up

Nancy said...

Jude~ Ah, yes, great!